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EXTRA BOKEH: Tokyo Through The Lens of Takashi Kitajima

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Takashi Kitajima Extra Bokeh Photography

super express (October 14, 2014)

 

Born in Saitama Japan (1968) and based in Tokyo, computer software engineer Takashi Kitajima has in five years of brilliant dabbling established a new genre of photography which he refers to as “extra bokeh”. While the Japanese term bokeh has enjoyed longstanding meaning as the aesthetic quality of blur present in the out-of-focus portions of an image, Kitajima has put his own, unmistakable twist on the technique – capturing nighttime scenes of Tokyo awash in a surreal beauty – where luminous, candy-colored orbs flow through the streets, swirl about pedestrians and bedazzle the night skyline. We’re enthralled!

 

Takashi Kitajima Extra Bokeh Photography

laser light (November 14, 2014)

 

Takashi Kitajima Extra Bokeh Photography

unexpected success (March 6, 2015)

 

Takashi Kitajima Extra Bokeh Photography

traffic lane (October 28, 2014)

 

Takashi Kitajima Extra Bokeh Photography

step to the new world (November 2, 2014)

 

Takashi Kitajima Extra Bokeh Photography

Zelcova slope (November 13, 2014)

 

Takashi Kitajima Extra Bokeh Photography

dotted line (May 18, 2014)

 

Takashi Kitajima Extra Bokeh Photography

cadaverous cave (November 30, 2014)

 

Takashi Kitajima Extra Bokeh Photography

grief of the city (March 19, 2015)

 

Takashi Kitajima Extra Bokeh Photography

Mejiro street (March 31, 2015)

 

Takashi Kitajima Extra Bokeh Photography

my collection (June 22, 2014)

 

While Kitajima’s software job holds him at his keyboard from morning to midnight, he still manages to offer the world a continuous flow of updates – rendering a magical Tokyo through the view of his lens.
Keep up with Takashi Kitajima’s work via his FlickrWebsite, and Facebook or take his work home via one of his recently published books.

 

Photography © Takashi Kitajima
Hat tip to My Modern Met for bringing this artist to D’s attention.

 

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