Entries from April 2015

New exhibition – new member || Jon Ellis’ Reflections on Tokyo Subways…

Whenever one thinks about Tokyo’s subway it usually involves these white[-]gloved agents shoving lots of inebriated Japanese salarymen and -women on a Friday night in Chibuya or Shinjuku; or the fight for the hegemony on the seat by the same -men and -women on which to sleep (and potentially throw up). All this is somehow true. I’ve been there. However, this new exhibition by our new BOP member Jon Ellis shows that if one knows how and where and when to look, one can be surprised.

Reflections on Tokyo Subways

The Tokyo Subway is immense. Ignoring all the train lines, suburban links, etc. it is over 300km. Everything about it is dizzying, the scale, complexity, signage. You can travel for hours (without purpose…) and never get bored. It’s easy to focus on the overwhelming crush of humanity that makes use of this system, but the system itself is equally worthy of attention. Despite Tokyo’s image as a “future metropolis” much of the system is showing it’s age. Where the old and new meet it can be jarring: changing from an old to a new line can mean going from aging yellow tile, to sleek white panelling.

April 21st, 2015
in Exhibitions · Experiments
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About Bop

BOP name originated in French, it could be translated as: “wave and particle craft”.
BOP is an association whose goal is to promote film photography. It offers each member virtual space for their online portfolio and also aims at organizing collective paper exhibitions and publishing booklets. All BOP members are passionate photographers who aim at achieving high standards for each picture together with artistic coherency in their exhibitions.

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