geometry

Oh My Meguro

Sunday, August 15th, 2010

I have spent lots of time wandering around Naka Meguro in Tokyo, but I have never really walked around Meguro area until yesterday. I was heading to see the photographic show by my friend Nasa and seven other female photographers, and to and from the gallery I had no choice but to wander around and take some images.  Meguro is an interesting area, that I should return to to explore a bit more.  So, for now it is OH MY MEGURO!

Shrine Side, Meguro

Draw Four Bush

Topped Off With Bush

Meguro Greater Mouse Trap

Gas Heat Pump

Windy Hood

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

I wanted to go into central Tokyo today but the weather decided otherwise and I just walked around my neighborhood while the wind whipped around me.  My neighborhood sits of the edge of Tokyo Bay.  Being in such close proximity to the water is a blessing.  The breeze blows in, the ocean smell sometimes drifts in though the open windows.

These are the things I see everyday.

They are the beauty in the most ordinary objects.

They are my hood.

Forrest House

Beyond Gates

No Bicycle, Red Door, Blue Net

Ginza for Three

Saturday, August 7th, 2010

A few more images from the wandering around the backstreets of Ginza yesterday.

Coffee Ledge

Black Square Bar

Great Escape

Ginza is Hot and Cubic

Friday, August 6th, 2010

Made a recent trip into the Ginza shopping district. I love wandering around those backstreets between Ginza and Shinbashi.  A mishmash of very exclusive shops selling hard to find items like handmade kimono slippers, to lots, and lots of bars.

The cubes, the rectangles,  the shapes that all squeeze into a square.  They are so lovely.  So organized.

Power Lantern Poster

Stair Stair Down Down

All in One

Pipe Light Organ

Seemingly Random

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

Seemingly random is a concept I have been exploring recently.  I guess one can say that nothing ever is truly random,  there is always some pattern, or some reason behind everything I see and do.  It takes an open heart to see those seemingly random connections.  I will try my hardest this summer to explore and discover more.

Corrugated Blind

Key Head

33-24 No More

Seemingly Random

Minami Senju You

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

We went to a bit of an out of the way Unagi (eel) shop to celebrate my birthday and escape the heat.  The neighborhood was a bit of an old part of town, filled with houses up right next to each other, held together with nothing but tape.

Totally Taped Door

Weedy Gate

Letters Barbwire

Ueno: Deconstructed Constructions

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

The world in which we live is full of rectangles, squares, angles, triangles, and so on.  Most everything can be reduced to these simple shapes.  Even the organic nature of plants lends themselves to be studies as shapes.

Here in the back streets of Ueno, all of the shapes come colliding together.  The round leaves, contrasting with the angular structures.  They all work together to form an interesting picture of Tokyo that I love.

Striped Awning Front Garden

Window VIne Suit

Ping Pong No Here

Under the Portection

Dusty Jewels

Oh My It’s Full of Windows

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

I won’t be seeing much of Ichikawa for most of the summer.  As I only got 4 hours sleep the night before stacked on top of mid 90 degrees weather, It was a miracle that I made it back to the station without passing out.

So, here they are the windows of Ichikawa.

Look, See, Open and let in the cool (cooler at least) night air.

Criss Crossed Wink

Rectangluar Window with Corrugated Metal

Wndow Swirl Square

Ticky Tacky and the Solo Broom

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

The skies have been threatening all day.  The sun seemed to have set today in the late afternoon rather than the evening; this being said, I still managed to click off a few shots in between dodging the scattered falling drops.  A further investigation into brooms.  I seem to be seeing them at every turn these days.

Standing Solo

Ticky Tacky

Cement Wall Bush

Village Side in Katsuura

Monday, July 12th, 2010

The little town that was adjacent to the beach was full of all my favorite things.  Door that are falling off their hinges, window just waiting to be framed, and all and all buildings showing their age.  The town was small and full of surprises.  I only really got to see just a taste of the town.  I would love to go back and explore some more.

Catch of the Day

Inside and Outside

Flying Fish Wall

Complicated Beach Storage

Can't Come In

Just Some Extra Ordinary Doors and Windows

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

As I continue my pursuit of the geometrical beauty found in the Tokyo Megacity, I sometimes wonder how all these people that live literally on top of their neighbors keep their peace of mind.  I need my space, or at least a bit of solitude where I can organize and calm my thought.  I am know that behind these doors and windows the inhabitants are able to breathe a bit more freely.  It is their own personal domain.  Or in some cases it is part of a public interaction space where they can drink, eat and be merry with friends.

Doors, and windows divide us from each other, yet they are portals.  They allow, at the discretion of those involved, to pass from one side to the other.

Knock knock

rap, rap, rapping, at my window

The Door Knows is is Summer

Window Meter WIndow Wall

The Sun Will Come Out at Night

Inorganic Construction

Geometrical State of Mind

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

These days I seem to be tipping my hat to the old masters with my obsession with shape and forms in my photographs.  The geometrical shapes are popping out at me from all sides of the road.  It is almost if i see the shapes first and then what they actually represent second.

I do not mind this obsession.  Only by working on the obsession can I figure out why I have become fixated on shapes.  The more I photograph and construct the images in this way, the closer I can begin to fit all the pieces of the puzzle together.

I hope I didn’t go off on too much of a tangent.

Air Conditioned Construction

Window Squared Garden Door

Six Strikes

A House Divided

This is Not a Toy

Monday, June 21st, 2010

In between the daily rains of recent day I have been thinking of this verse from Isaiah 2:4.  I am sure most of you out there know it.

“and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.”

Then this item tossed aside on the edge of a pedestrian overpass I found a toy gun that has been tossed away.  Even though it is a toy gun, these so called toys breed violence into the games that children play.  It will be a beautiful tomorrow when there shall be no more metals and plastics used for destruction.

I await that day.

We all await that day.

Gun Butt

Fence Step Wall

The Old Ball and Key

4-24 Bicycle Window

Geometrical Saturday Live

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

They are all out there laying in plain sight.  The basic shapes that make up the world around us.  The squares, rectangles, triangles, lines ovals, circles.  They are all there.  They are sometimes perfect, and other times they are beautifully imperfect.  I will continue to search out these shapes.  I see them now when I close my eyes.

Exhaust Window Window Wall

Can't Stop Art 4

Pole Gate Window Meters

Red Wrinlke in Time

Arrow Head Circular Zen

Visualizing the Geometrical

Saturday, June 19th, 2010

I think I have discovered a new theme over the last couple of weeks of shooting.  I have become fascinated with the geometrical shapes that are created in the simple abodes of the urban landscape.  The windows and doors, and fences and how they all interact to create a world of formally arranged intersections and balances.

I will continue to explore these ideas, and discover why they have become so important to me.

Stay positive and explore the geometry that surrounds us all.

Mic Home Mailboxes with a Side of Stairs

Blue Shade, Pink House

Two of All Kinds

Solo Potted Plant

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