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Lunch, lessons and laptops: Tokyo International Forum

This year is the 20th Anniversary of the opening of the Tokyo International Forum in Yurakucho.

I've been shooting pictures in and around the building for 18 of those 20 years and some of the most satisfying are not the wide, sweeping vistas of the architecture. But, more simply, portrayals of how Tokyo's humans interact with and personalise their time amongst the fabric of the buildings.

On the walk down from the 7th floor, along the long ramp that descends all the way to ground level, there are a few spots where you can get a top-down view of the people sat on the black benches that dot one side of the Forum.

Lunchtime is the best time.

For me these shots are a cross-section of local society: the student, the worker, the retiree with sometime to kill, the office lady eating her lunchbox.

Nikon D800E
Nikkor 75-150mm E Series, manual-focus lens
Shot using my 'Ektachrome P' Picture Control.

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