One thing that most travelers have in common, regardless of travel style, is that one of the best parts of traveling is learning how to navigate a new city, and losing a sense of direction as a way to discover and stay curious. Wandering the streets of a new environment allows you to take in new surroundings for nothing more than what they have to offer and is one of the most liberating feelings in the world. I especially love getting lost in new places with a camera. Color photos do provide an accurate sense of visual aesthetics, however monochromatic images give me a delicious opportunity to notice textures, shadows and light as well as subtle nuances that are so easily lost with the distraction of color.
I took these photos on my first day off in Tokyo and of all of the bright images that I captured, these bring back softer moments from the day in a very special and personal way.