It is impossible to spend time in Japan without noticing the trains, especially in a dense urban area like Tokyo. There are subway trains, elevated trains, trams, monorails, etc. It’s the best way to get around and an inescapable part of daily life. In greater Tokyo alone, there are nearly 900 stations.
I find them fascinating to look at and often work them into my compositions. This particular shot was spotted from an elevated walkway at the JR Hamamatsucho Station in Minato-ku, Tokyo. The upper train is the Tokyo Monorail, while the lower train is one of the JR lines, either the Keihin-Tohoku Line or the famed Yamanote Line that runs in a loop around central Tokyo.
The image size is about 7x8.5 inches, printed on high-quality 8x10 inch Hahnemühle photo gloss baryta paper using archival inks. This print is part of a project in which I will release a new print in an open edition every month.
I have always preferred to print my work in smaller sizes. Smaller prints are more intimate. They don’t dominate a space, but rather punctuate it and invite you to get closer. You have to get closer to them to examine their contents. This is something I value as both an artist and a collector of art.
Prints ship from San Antonio, Texas, in the United States.