A Song of Ice and Fire



These are two more photos from the last week’s “Drink & Click” event in the neighborhood of Harajuku Station, Tokyo.

The first one was a pleasant surprise. As mentioned in the previous post, Google had brought some models and we (well, the others) were photographing them while walking along the streets with them. Practically, they were taking us wherever they pleased, and at one point there was a rather dark alleyway to which they ventured into. I was thinking to myself “there’s nothing here!” when we turned a corner and the lovely building in the first picture greeted us!

The second picture has an even better story behind it. Like I mentioned before Trey Ratcliff was attending the party, and when I was getting ready to shoot the second picture I noticed he had only just finished taking more or less the same one. I made a mental note to keep and eye for that photo, whether it’ll turn up in his portfolio, and he didn’t disappoint. A couple of days later he had it up in his Google+ stream which was pretty damn well processed. So I attempted to emulate what he had done, and predictably fell short of the mark, but still I like the way it turned out.

If you’re interested, his photo can be found here.


Glamorous Tokyo



Last week a photowalk named “Drink & Click” was going to be held in Tokyo, during which time Trey Ratcliff was also going to be in Town. The organizer of the photowalk happened to be friends with Trey, so he invited Trey and somehow Google joined in as well. Perhaps because the Google+ head Vic Gundotra was in town and they work closely with Trey. Either way it turned out to be sort of a proper Google+ event.

Google had brought some Japanese models with them so we could walk along the streets and take pictures as much as we liked. Unfortunately I’m in a transition from Canon DX to Nikon FX, so, I only have a Nikon 16-35mm wide-angle lens with me which is more or less useless for that sort of photography.

So I ended up photographing landscapes and ironically, plastic models.