Halloween－Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan, 2017
With Halloween only a few days away I thought this photograph by Masatoshi Asari was perfect. When I saw it I laughed. I love the surreal situation here, the spectral figure under the umbrella by the phone box is both disconcerting yet so human, afraid to get wet. He or she would certainly make anyone think twice before using the phone. I don't know much about Japanese culture to know whether the face mask has a particular significance, but the way it stands out against the black of the costume adds to the overall atmosphere that character creates. Another aspect of the photograph I like is the blurred figure moving through the frame, he serves to create a ghostly presence which adds to the Halloween theme. A really well spotted and taken shot.
I discovered Masatoshi's street photography recently and I have to say I like his style in how he gets up close and personal with people. Please use the link above to see the image on Flickr and take your time to browse through the rest of his work, I'm sure you will like what you see.
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