Medium Format Environmental Street Portraits by Ade Ogunsanya (Street Portraitist) from Tokyo

Ade Ogunsanya
Eric’s Note: When I visited Tokyo recently to teach my street photography workshop, I had the great pleasure of meeting Ade Ogunsanya aka 

Street Portraitist through my good friends Charlie Kirk and Bellamy Hunt. Check out his project — shooting portraits of strangers on the streets of Tokyo, focusing both on the people and juxtaposing them against their environments. Definitely a great project to check out! 
The aim of this project is to connect with new people, find out a bit about them and try to take a nice picture of them in the short time I spend with them. Quite a few of the people I take photos of end up contacting me after and we end up becoming friends on social media and I have given prints to a few others. All of these images are taken using a Pentax67 medium format camera with 105mm or 165mm lenses. The main motivation for shooting MF is the extra care you have to take knowing you need to nail every shot.

Ade Ogunsanya

Ade Ogunsanya

Ade Ogunsanya

Ade Ogunsanya

Ade Ogunsanya

Ade Ogunsanya

Ade Ogunsanya

Ade Ogunsanya

Ade Ogunsanya

Ade Ogunsanya

Ade Ogunsanya

Ade Ogunsanya

Ade Ogunsanya

Ade Ogunsanya

Ade Ogunsanya

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Check out more of Ade’s work at http://www.streetportraitist.com

What do you think about Ade’s portraits? Show him some love by leaving a comment below! 

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