Stills V3

October 7, 2008

Two Bags

Filed under: akikana — akikana @ 05:33

Nishihara, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo.



  1. One drunken dunce’s hat! Lots of pairs – except the cones: five of them! But the humour of the line over the seemingly quite smart wall is wonderful. The lines and symmetry are as carefully put together as a haiku.

    Comment by John Ellis — October 7, 2008 @ 07:07

  2. I would have walked right by and missed this completely. It makes no sense to me; I have no idea what is going on;, and it makes me laugh out loud. Delightful.

    Comment by Anita Jesse — October 10, 2008 @ 03:41

  3. Classic akikana :-)

    I too would have probably walked right on by this, and I think I take pics of some pretty esoteric subjects…

    Comment by Colin — October 10, 2008 @ 04:36

  4. Will MFA students someday be discussing the Akikana angle, the exact angle at which the world falls into place like this? I think they shall.

    Are the trashbags a bit soft? Shallow DOF of medium format at play?

    I keep waiting for someone on the other side of the wall to pull on that vine (?) and haul the bags over. Reminds me of Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World for some reason.

    Comment by matt — October 10, 2008 @ 13:58

  5. Matt, which is which?

    There is something on the bags that looks a bit like a bird, having studied it closely!

    Found Art!


    Comment by Rex — October 10, 2008 @ 22:22

  6. Matt, which is which?

    There is something on the bags that looks a bit like a bird, having studied it closely!

    Found Art!

    Comment by Rex — October 10, 2008 @ 22:22

  7. why is there a vine holding onto those bags or is that just chance? They almost look like they hold something of value that will be pulled out of site at any moment.
    Perculiar find.

    Comment by Robert Hoehne — October 11, 2008 @ 10:20

  8. Of course we all know that this is not an image I would have seen and taken! ;-) It does bring a smile, but I’m also at a loss as to exactly why. Perhaps the thought of those bags being pulled away just as someone tries to pick them up. Or maybe it is that the wall seems to me to have a sort of a happy face.

    Comment by Christina — October 12, 2008 @ 03:17

  9. Can’t remember what the bags were holding up but I think it was some branches over the wall. I seem to spend most of my walks looking for shots like this: objects that don’t seem to work together. Sometimes they work but others (and more often) they don’t and end up as geometric patterns rather than something a little more interesting. Have a number of ideas to work on this winter whilst out and about and you may well see a change in style and subject matter. Thanks for the feedback.

    Comment by akikana — October 13, 2008 @ 00:01

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