Photographers are generally more comfortable behind the camera than in front, but sometimes it’s necessary to be on the other side of the lens. In this case, I was being featured in Eurobiz magazine, and needed a striking portrait that would show me as a working photographer in Tokyo. Who better to turn to than my brilliant brother, himself a photographer? The shot was made in Shibuya, the bustling downtown center of Tokyo, right in the middle of the ‘scramble,’ the famous crosswalk that Tokyo is known for. Every day around half a million people cross this intersection, somehow without colliding. Getting me in there, posed, and capturing a nice image was no easy task, especially considering the slow shutter speed that was necessary to blur the people around me. But in the end, Steve nailed it! You can see his amazing work here: www.stevemorinphoto.com.
Written by Benjamin Parks
After finishing my photography studies at Dawson College in Montreal, Canada, I moved to Tokyo, Japan in 2005 and started doing commercial photography. Known for my ability to handle a wide variety of genres, my work ranges from portraits of business leaders, to advertising campaigns for major companies, to still-life photos. I've had three solo exhibitions in Tokyo, and my work has been featured in many publications, both Japanese and international.More about me