Photo: Train passing through level crossing, Suginami-ku

7 June 2020 ● less than 1 min read ● 1 image
Photo: Train passing through level crossing, Suginami-ku

I’ve long been interested in how the camera allows one to accumulate information into a single frame, and to do so in ways that reveals things we cannot otherwise see. In this photograph, an entire train becomes a transparent abstraction of itself through a long exposure. Moving trains are often parts of my urban compositions. It’s a fascination I cannot get away from.

This train is likely the Shonan Shinjuku line, and the level crossing somewhere in Suginami-ku. Taken on a late-night walk with camera and tripod. Unfortunately, I don’t have any notes to provide further information.

I have amassed a backlog of nearly 500 rolls of film that I have shot and developed, but not printed or scanned. I am attempting to remedy this. This shot is from that backlog of unfinished work.

Taken with a Hasselblad camera, 80mm lens, and Fujifilm ACROS film.

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David Munson

I'm a photographer in Tokyo, Japan

Photographer and essayist. My philosophy in life is that everything is interesting. I'm here to learn, explore, and share. Saitama City.

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