Tokyo: Film

You can imagine the (first world problems appropriate) struggle of deciding whether to capture something digitally, on film or on video, especially when you're no expert at any of them. This is especially prevalent when you have all three options available to you and you're walking through the streets of Tokyo where everything is enviably photogenic. But there's something about film that has a very distinct 'mating call' when it comes to its moments of capture. I don't know how else to explain it but i hope you can see a different side of Tokyo through the following photos...if not then never mind and i hope you enjoy them anyway. 

Shibuya Crossing from Starbucks where I got kicked out because I didn't want to buy a drink.

Ginza alleyways 

Dressing like I hijacked the clothes of an office worker

Crows in Ginza whilst we were waiting for sushi

Sushi stuffed

Tokyo tower from friends' living room

Spring/night time

Water in our hotel room

Shooting dad with a banana

Dad on our way to dinner with his favourite pocket square

Apres dinner

Since birth

Lollipops meant 'only for kids'

'Play us a song'

Making tea and the pineapple that smelled really nice

The last of sakura


The coldest morning, sakura carcasses in the rain

Ceci n'est pas un homme

Shopping near Harajuku



Flowers and trees near harajuku

Shibuya vending machines

Makgeolli, my favourite from Korea

Lucky Lucy's view and tofu the poodle


All taken by an Olympus Superzoom 105R and Kodak ISO 400 35mm film.

xx
Zoe 

53 comments:

  1. Love the photographs, they're lovely! x

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  2. They're all amazing! I think I will try that kind of film next time :)

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    1. thank you! you should its a lot of fun :-)

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  3. So many beautiful photos, I love the slightly grainy, washed-out look of photos taken with film cameras. The picture with the sakura is perhaps my favourite (although the one with the "homme" sign and your dad is very clever haha!)...Wong Fu Productions did a short called Komorebi set in Japan and the first scene reminds me of those alleys and the Shibuya vending machines. I hope I can visit the little corners of Tokyo someday!

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    1. thank you lovely!! love the sakura one too :) xx

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  4. I prefer the texture of films over digitals. But they are so pricey :'(
    I love the photo with your dad!

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    1. i know!! thats where all my money goes :-(

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  5. Coool pics as usual!


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  6. Words fail me. This is great.

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    1. ah cheers William!! :)

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  7. these photos are so amazing Zoe, film photos are just so cool and Tokyo looks incredible <3

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    1. thanks Mariel, glad u think so!!

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  8. Love your film photos! Look like you have had a great time!! So jealous!! (:

    xx
    Xin

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    1. thanks Xinyi, I really did :D

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  9. Very nice pictures
    xoxo
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  10. I love the way you photograph <3 Funny to see Moomin mugs in your photo cause i live in Finland where they're from! :D

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    1. ahaha finland sounds amazing i'd love to visit! thank u <3

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  11. those pictures are absolutely incredible I love reading your blog, Zoe! :)

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    1. thank you julia!! <3

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  12. My favorite would be your sakura shots! They really transport me into the place :)

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  13. you are so photogenic *o*

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    1. aw haha thanks sandy i'm flattered :)

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  14. film photos honestly make me want to try film but it can be such a hassle?!

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    1. i know! but i think its worth it, the anticipation is part of the fun :)

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  15. Hi, Zoe! I've been following you for nearly a year on Instagram, but I only check your blog these pas few months. I could say you're one of my favorite blogger, not only because of your style and awesome photographs here. I adore your personality, well I don't know much about you yet, but the more I read your blog the more I fall in love with you. Hahaha don't be scared! What I meant, from many many many fashion/style bloggers out there, you have such different character/personality. You're not only sharing glam and glitz. I can feel the "soul" in every photo here. So yeah, you're officially registered in my girl crush radar and I hope I can meet you someday! :)

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    1. Aw nana this is wonderful, thanks so much for your message!! I'm so humbled by your comment and it made my day. hope we meet someday too! x

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    2. Yeah hopefully! :)

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  16. Your photographs are always amazing. <3

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  17. Love your creation, it made feel like so art and original zoe! =)

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    1. ah im so happy you think so!! x

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  18. just found your blog and I am absolutely obsessed! it's always wicked finding a fellow londoner with a soft spot for travels. xx

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    1. Thank you!! yes travel is the best :D

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  19. I love it
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  20. Inspiration♡

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  21. what beautiful photos! I love the personality that comes out through your photography :)

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    1. thanks Jo! much love

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  22. Aw, I just back from Japan as well. Can't wait to see my film result from lab :D

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    1. Ah show me as well! photos of japan are my fave :)

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  23. makes me wanna grab a film camera and hop on a plane to Japan right now!

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  24. Hi, i really love the photos ,so impressive and i just can't stop scrolling your blog :) can i know how do you upload these beautiful photos from your film camera to PC?

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  25. Totally understand the 'mating call' you're talking about. I'm still waiting for the day I board the plane to Tokyo. Wonderful shots! Film photography is my favorite.

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  26. @im J OSe,

    I think Zoe does it the same way I do, I have them develop it onto a disc :)

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  27. love your images! xx

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  29. do you tweak the photos before you publish them? i'm trying to buy a film camera, i love the quality of yours.

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