michael wolf: tokyo compression
michael wolf: tokyo compression
dec 21, 2010

michael wolf: tokyo compression

‘tokyo compression’ by michael wolf all images © michael wolf



‘tokyo compression’ by german-born hong kong-based photographer michael wolf is a collection of images showcasing local commuters through the aperture of foggy subway car doors. at once a snapshot of the capital city’s density, urban infrastructure, and societal makeup, the voyeuristic series captures subjects ranging from sleepy indifference to dazed confusion.


michael wolf: tokyo compression


michael wolf: tokyo compression


michael wolf: tokyo compression


michael wolf: tokyo compression


michael wolf: tokyo compression


michael wolf: tokyo compression


michael wolf: tokyo compression


michael wolf: tokyo compression


michael wolf: tokyo compression

  • very good!

    edu says:
  • Terrifying. Good work

    mstndvn says:
  • This is how I feel at work.
    In 22nd century these photos will be more intersting then today

    drko says:
  • Great idea. Beautiful pictures.

    nelliej says:
  • I agree! really very, very good!

    rogerinho says:
  • disgusting gaijin voyeurism in the guise of “art” and shallow criticism.

    ramondo says:
  • horrible idea, someones like peole in inhuman conditions

    qa says:
  • @ramondo What does the photographer’s nationality have to do with it? As a foreigner studying in Japan, I find this comment extremely offensive.

    aria says:
  • One thing common every one is so sad

    D S Arif says:
  • @aria
    (I’m not ramondo btw)
    Think about it, it’s like Amsterdam’s red light and weed leniency defining the Netherlands. Very cliche but no one seems to get tired of it. There’s more to discover.

    That said, I don’t believe in terms like gaijin and I’m assuming you have had felt the cancerous discrimination still plaguing the whole world.

    24y says:
  • I love the title of the collection more than anything. totally awesome.

    eyeball says:

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