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Jack Dahlgren

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Japan
« on: January 03, 2019, 16:01:07 »
Starting this with the simplest image of shadow and light


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Re: Japan
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2019, 16:04:28 »
Tokyo is a city with few right angles anywhere. But there are many patterns of repetition.


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Re: Japan
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2019, 16:06:05 »
If one is good, more are better


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Re: Japan
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2019, 16:09:42 »
An example of function over form is this subway entrance which takes its design from some unknown logic of underground foundations and utilities, or the imagination of an anti-Cartesian.


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Re: Japan
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2019, 16:15:58 »
But all is not random. This area where the financial powers have a way to bend space to their will is filled with regularity unseen elsewhere. The Imperial powers have a way of preserving space - thus you see the wide open areas in the foreground. At one time in during the boom of the 1980ís Akira tells me that the land on which the palace sits was as valuable as the entire state of California. I think the equation has shifted since then.


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Re: Japan
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2019, 16:16:06 »
very nice geometric takes and a claustrophobic staircase to the underworld
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Re: Japan
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2019, 16:19:07 »
Turning about 180 degrees from the last image we see this


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Re: Japan
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2019, 16:21:34 »
But all is not random. This area where the financial powers have a way to bend space to their will is filled with regularity unseen elsewhere. The Imperial powers have a way of preserving space - thus you see the wide open areas in the foreground. At one time in during the boom of the 1980ís Akira tells me that the land on which the palace sits was as valuable as the entire state of California. I think the equation has shifted since then.



great if the city has someone to preserve open space, esp public access open space. We would need some powerful defenders and reoccupants of public open space here in Germany. Most promising would be if the city signs permits for garden towers housing cars and therefore withdraws all permits to park private cars in public space. Citizens could get back a lot of public space for green and meetup and play...
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Re: Japan
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2019, 16:22:22 »
It is the juxtaposition of natural and ordered which when done right which is something which seems to me to be unique to Japan.


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Re: Japan
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2019, 16:24:29 »
It is the juxtaposition of natural and ordered which when done right which is something which seems to me to be unique to Japan.



great sense for decoration using natural elements. The English cultivate a similar sense but exhibit a different style.

Wonderful photo, Jack
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Re: Japan
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2019, 16:47:18 »
Japan did you well Jack.

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Re: Japan
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2019, 20:03:27 »
Tokyo is a city with few right angles anywhere. But there are many patterns of repetition.


Great series, Jack.  Love this one especially !

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Re: Japan
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2019, 00:21:21 »
Tokyo is a city with stuff bolted on everywhere.


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Re: Japan
« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2019, 00:23:31 »
The bigger picture - Tokyo Skytree, the worlds tallest tower. Includes a giant shopping center at its base.

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Re: Japan
« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2019, 00:54:31 »
Good work, Jack,I'm loving the images.   :)
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