A city inside the city. “It’s easy when you’re big in Japan”
The acid test for knowing if you’re getting the best Japanese food is when you have real Japanese eating beside your table. Hai! That’s not a problem here in Little Tokyo, Makati’s hole in the wall and a genuine tiny Japan. The people here are all Japanese. No Filipino servers at all! Even the menus are all in Jap! and with that, the ambient becomes truly authentic. Try the sake at Hana and the Okonomiyake beside it. This sleepy community of small restos and shops opens late afternoon so when you want to get the real deal you have to wait til 4pm for them to open.
Channeling the photographers of the Provoke-era, Sydney-based photographer Meg Hewitt captures the hustle and bustle of the people of Tokyo. The famous aesthetic continues to be alive in contemporary Japan.
Manila-based illustrator Ella Lama revisited Japan and we grabbed this opportunity to have her in the Tokyo store for a chit-chat. Not only that, but she customized our Lomo'Instant Automat by drawing Japanese details in her trademark cute and cheerful style.
Mondays are always the same -- the energy-draining weekday that everyone dreads. It's the day you're expected to be the most productive, to be the best version of yourself. To make Mondays a little more bearable, some words of the wise have been captured in Lomographs.
Being a great street photographer doesn't mean you should be shooting at famous capitals for their architecture or their visual appeals -- it's taking the heart of humanity in the city -- and the Big Apple just happens to win everyone at that.
In 2011, Japan witnessed the most powerful earthquake to come into the country, and the aftermath caused a 400km-long stretch of tsunami, devastating cities and villages, caused by a nuclear accident in Fukushima. A year after, a photographer visits the place.
Once upon a day in Dutch thrift store, a photographer that went by the name of Martijn van Oers purchased a folding camera from the early 20th century. Little did he know, tucked inside was an exposed, undeveloped film.
All creatives have the never-ending itch of making -- whether you're a photographer, a writer, an artist, a musician. Passion drives us. But we also all have that sickness of wanting to be validated. Photographer Sean Tucker addresses this issue in a little heart-to-heart.
Street photography is one of the most popular genres today, and it can all be repetitive. It doesn't have to be. The secret to great street photography is by getting to know the cityscape and culture, and in Tokyo, there's much to learn. We present to you some of the distinct qualities of Tokyo.