Quality of Light :: Tokyo in wintertime

My favorite season to visit Tokyo is definitely winter, especially in December when everyone is busy wrapping up a full-year of work, followed-up by rounds after rounds of year-end drinking (忘年会), knowing that a relative quiet and calm period will soon follow from the end of the year to the start of the next year.

Cold winter weathers also bring some of the best quality of light to this otherwise listless cityscape under random scattering of light due to humidity. This coupled with the sweet psychology of the period usually bring out the best of my Leica M9 and Noctilux. I even find happiness (幸せ), an otherwise foreign concept to my brain, in some of these works.

Below are some of the winter photos that show Tokyo in its best light that I took during this past trip from December 2018 to early January 2019.

Girls and sunset in Yokohama © 2019 Jerry Yang

Taking a breather © 2019 Jerry Yang

Men’s fashion in Minami Aoyama © 2018 Jerry Yang

Shopping spree in Omotesando © 2018 Jerry Yang