Thursday, 10 April 2008

Post-London

Got back from London. Didn't shoot even one roll of film, but now I have applied for being Finnish. At the embassy they gave me back a receipt and 20 pence. I'll keep them dearly. Also got drunk twice. They stopped serving me at a pub somewhere close to Leicester Square. That annoyed me a bit. Met up with lots of the usual suspects of Londoner street photo, which is always a joyous event. Somebody stole a camera (if anybody sees a Yashica Lynx-1000 with an Olympus T-32 flash, it's mine). In overall, nothing too bad. Busy place. Oh, I also bought a book of Shomei Tomatsu. It drives me nuts. Good to know that he liked the work of Kerouac.













(All pics by Shomei Tomatsu)

3 comments:

mcvmcv said...

what drives you nuts about the tomatsu book? that's one i've fondled a few times before.

J. Karanka said...

@mcvmcv: trying to figure out how he makes the images work, and moreover, what do they try to express... it's a hard one! It's a pity that the book (Skin of a Nation) doesn't group the images in the sequences in which they were originally published, excepting in some parts, as that seems to make quite a big part of the picture.

mcvmcv said...

thanks for explaining. i agree with you, it's not totally clear what's going on, at least from the limited time i spent with it. i didn't realize the images weren't in chronological order, too. i remember being really struck by the color photograph of the guy leaning out over a boat, looking at something...