deep blacks: on the way to sapporo, december 2013

placing a private call

Andy, over at, has redesigned his blog, and in the process gone down a different path with sharing his photography. One of his entries, “Deep Blacks: Checking Status“, reminded me of a similar set of photos I took in Japan while riding a train to Sapporo Japan in 2013. I’ve had my own work buried for so long that I actually appreciate it again. All of these were taken with the original Olympus OM-D E-M5 and the M.Zuiko 12-50mm zoom, a lens that the photographic paperback intellectuals tends to look down on for no good reason.

This photo fits in with Andy’s observation that the use of cell phones on trains is carefully controlled. This gaijin was standing in the section between cars in order to place his smart phone call so as not to disturb the other passengers, who were sitting quietly.

on the train to saporo with friends