I just returned from a fantastic trip to Japan. I visited Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka. During the trip I had a different photography experience travelling with a 35 MM analog camera. It was the first time I travel with a film camera. I had very modest experience with film photography prior to the trip but I was anxious to use the latest addition to my camera gear, Canon AE1.
As soon as I arrived to Tokyo I went out wandering the streets with my film camera. The purpose was to have fun and try to see Japan from an analog prospective.
However I was getting excited and finished my first roll within hours. I developed the film on the same day just to see how I did. Even though the photos were not the best (with many light leaks) but I loved them and it gave me an incentive to take more film photo.
Even though I was jetlagged and exhausted, I just couldn’t stop taking photos of the streets of Tokyo. I was mostly walking around Shinjuku station area as I was staying at a hotel near there. Shinjuku is very busy and a popular gathering place for salarymen hanging around karaoke clubs after office hours. Men wearing black suits are commonly known as salarymen in Japan.
These were some of my first film photos taken with Canon AE1 35 mm camera with Fujifilm Superia X-TRA 800. Not the best of my street photography portfolio but I found it a good start with analog photography. The next camera rolls had better photos. I promise I’ll share those soon!