Urban Fragments. Tokyo

A 24 hour cosmopolis.  As an outsider passing through, it is easy to see that life in Tokyo is fast-moving.  This is true of many capital cities of course, but few are dominated by the same obsession with newness.  Ideas become obsolete and fashions become unfashionable, as they are persistently replaced by something newer and better.  Tokyo is a city in a hurry.

I can’t claim that the following pictures denote this concept fully, they don’t.  They are merely fragments of my own experience of navigating my way through this urban jungle…

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03/02/2011 - 21:29

Victoria - Thanks T… happy memories! : )

26/01/2011 - 15:44

Tara - I really REALLY like this collection!

Good Old Tokyo

What struck me most about Tokyo during the very short time I was there was the vast gap between the traditional and the modern.

In Europe layers of history can be seen in the architecture alone; in London you wouldn’t think twice about seeing a tudor building beside a victorian town house opposite a modern sky scraper.  There is a rich tapestry depicting the gradual growth of our towns and cities.  Buildings which are judged as good examples of a particular stage in british history are protected and preserved, whereas in Tokyo they have been cleared to make way for something newer, something better.  All except the shrines and temples, which have been kept and so have grown to represent the quieter side of Tokyo… her rituals, her beliefs and her spirit.

So I have divided these pictures into two; the old and the new.  When navigating your way through the energetic, dense, high-tech, high-rise, urban maze that is Tokyo, it is easy to miss the unexpected glimpses of culture and tradition which are the city’s foundations.  This sequence of images is a small tribute to those glimpses, which tell the tale of the origins of a city obsessed with the new.

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White Christmas Wedding | Helena & Rich

Helena and Rich were hitched in the most charming, colourful, slightly crumbly, victorian church at St. Michael in-the-Hamlet, Liverpool.  It was the last Saturday before Christmas, right at the peak of the cold snap.  Needless to say I was VERY excited that morning when I drew my curtains to see snow on the ground!  : )

This was a wedding with style (white taxi cabs, killer heels and rock ‘n’ roll hymns!) and the happy couple made it their own.  Helena was radiant and the everyone beamed throughout the ceremony… needless to say it was wonderful to photograph!

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04/03/2011 - 16:08

Denis & Judy Butterworth - An excellent choice of wonderful pictures. We were at the wedding and reception and thoroughly enjoyed the day. Having these pictures helps us to remember the day and remind us how the weather managed to spoil it for people who couldn’t make the celebration, but although we flew in from Portugal the day before the wedding and took a train from London on the day itself we managed it all.
Congratulations and well done for finding such an obviously excellent photographer to record the day!

22/02/2011 - 12:00

Alexandra Andrews - What an amazing group of pictures, you have an amazing eye and talent x

17/02/2011 - 20:07

Liz Hale - Helena – What a happy day and such super wedding photos. You all look amazing and what sophisticated and grown up young ladies you and Susie have become. Here’s wishing you and Rich many years of happiness together.

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08/02/2011 - 07:42

Judy Bradford - Helena and Suzie plus… all looked so beautiful and all were so happy. I will pass this onto Sally Bradford-Argyle

29/01/2011 - 17:56

Ann Strickland-Clark - This was a lovely way of meeting Rich, who we have not yet met. And seeing Helena and Suzie at their best. Such a happy occasion, caught forever. And that amazing window.
Congratulations, to everyone.
Looking forward to seeing Helena and Rich when they visit Vancouver.
Ann

27/01/2011 - 05:10

June Garfit - The photos helped to keep me in touch with my family, whilst I live so far away in Canberra, Australia. Joon

19/01/2011 - 15:45

Linda Baker - These photos prove beyond doubt what a special occasion it was…..and are a bit of a consolation for having missed it….by way of being in Australia at the time! Thank you for the lovely odd angles and moments captured. Linda

19/01/2011 - 09:57

Judy Polkinhorn - Lovely photos. I was prevented from attending the wedding by bad weather, but so enjoyed seeing the happy photos. Thanks. Judy