Black and White
What’s the Story?
Perceive light and shadow through the eyes of a master of high-contrast black and white street photography. Sunlight, stripes, tiles, architectural elements—all inspire dramatic compositions of leadings lines and repeating patterns. People occupy these geometric compositions as stark silhouettes—the human form becoming inextricable from the urban geometry.
What We’ll Shoot
Locating ideal subjects for such a specific style of street photography is half the battle. You’ll be taken to ideal spots for creating high-contrast monochrome images and coached on the ideal settings for creating the iconic effect. Feedback on composition, framing, and timing will also help you produce photographs that capture decisive moments in the streets.
Where We’ll Explore
Architecturally rich areas are plentiful in Tokyo, but we have narrowed down the course to three main locations. We begin in Ebisu, with its sprawling Garden Place painted in shadows cast by its trellised canopy. Next, we head to Roppongi for a few hidden spots before entering the impressive National Art Center to take advantage of its massive glass facade, and the shadows it casts. Finally, we’ll head to Yurakucho for an exploration of the hidden depths of the Tokyo International Forum.