Sometimes it is wonderful to go through an old photo set and see it again with fresh eyes. This past week, I went through some of the images I took in Japan during the summer of 2009. There are a number of places we visited that summer that I am not likely to visit again for a long time, so looking through the image with a new perspective helped me to pick a few more shots that stood out for me. Also, when you look at your old photographs you can see how much your personal vision and technical aptitude has changed or remained constant. This could be an encouragement or an opportunity to take a few more risks in the future to grow as a photographer.
This set came from a set I took visiting a little town in Hokkaido called Iwamizawa. The majority of people would just pass through this little town to and from Sapporo, but we stopped mainly because my wife's cousin's boyfriend, Hiroshi Nishimura, won an award for his design of the Iwamizawa train station. His design, incorporating and reusing elements of historical significance to the old station was a thing of beauty. Below are are interior and exterior shot of part of the station. Most of these shots I never bothered to process, but I felt with my improved skills, I could do some perspective correction, fix exposures and apply some great VSCO Film filters to finally do these shots justice.
Hi, I'm Todd, a professional freelance photographer based in the San Francisco Bay Area available for all kinds of image creation including portraiture, events and fashion. This blog is where I share my about latest projects and thoughts on the creative process in general.