Postcards from Paul

28 January ● 1 min read ● 10 images

I spent the day photographing Paul Smith during filming in Tokyo for his 'Postcards From…' series. A city that has been a source of limitless inspiration since his first visits in the 1980s.

The series takes you off the tourist trail and guides you through some of his favourite places in the city - from Totodo Books, local antique markets, the fake plastic food suppliers in Kappabashi, Daikanyama T-Site and Mandarake in Nakano Broadway.

Watch the film and find out more on the locations from the link here.




Wow!!! That must have been an amazing experience to work on! And the shots are lovely! Great work, Lee!

Luis Mendo - Illustrator in Tokyo, Japan Luis Mendo Illustrator 28 January

Amazing as always. Love.

Looks like a fun day. Great pictures

Lee Basford - Art Director in Tokyo, Japan Lee Basford Art Director 30 January

Thanks Mark Mcfarlane – every time I've worked with him its been amazing. One of the most inspirational people around.

Lee Basford - Art Director in Tokyo, Japan Lee Basford Art Director 30 January

Martin Van Der Linden always a fun day with Paul!

Lee Basford - Art Director in Tokyo, Japan Lee Basford Art Director 30 January

thank you Luis Mendo

Fun seeing the most famous person from my home town in some of my favourite spots in tokyo.

Was just thinking, "What a well dressed older gentleman" when I read your description and realized who it was haha

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Lee Basford

I'm an art director in Tokyo, Japan

I'm a graphic designer, artist and photographer working in and around the overlap of art and design, blending these disciplines to create...

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