The Dentsu Building, Tokyo Japan. This building quickly became my favourite building in Japan. It shouldnt come as a surprise to most of you I love these types of buildings. This shot was taken just a few feet away from the previous shot.

Dentsu is Japan’s largest advertising agency and this building was designed by French architect and Pritzker Prize winner Jean Nouvel. Its sleek, sexy and thin, if you can call a building those things. 🙂

The title of this shot is a little bit of an internal joke. Even though the building is called Dentsu Tower, I couldnt help but call it Densetsu Tower, after my friend Denny.

August 8, 2009 | 23 comments
Architecture B&W D700 Japan Modern

EXIF: Aperture: ƒ/7.1 | Exposure bias: -2/6EV | Focal length: 48mm | ISO: 200 | Shutter speed: 1/320s |


  • jelb on 08.08.2009 @ 15:55

    great greyscale..Very nice framing..Bravo!

  • Sophie Asselin on 08.08.2009 @ 15:56

    Nice ! I like your style. The composition in this photograph is perfect. I also like the black and white tones.

  • Jaol on 08.08.2009 @ 16:17's huge, impressive, like your photo.

  • Otto K. on 08.08.2009 @ 17:15

    very cool. the building almost slices the air.

    i assume the pritzker is a good thing. :)

  • frisky on 08.08.2009 @ 21:19

    @OttoK: Yea the Pritzker is like the Oscars of architecture. :-)

  • Bob on 08.08.2009 @ 22:18

    This is kind of scary. I love it!

  • pernilla on 09.08.2009 @ 01:23

    Impressive building. Love the composition end the B&W tones.

  • Jeaux on 09.08.2009 @ 06:41

    Ominous and elegant. The angle and edges give the building a weightless yet powerful presence. Nice greyscale tones.

  • Mike Dougan on 09.08.2009 @ 08:04

    Is that the agency Araki used to work for?

    Reminds me of a grave headstone or the monolith in Space Odyssey 2001.

  • Klaus on 09.08.2009 @ 12:35

    here works all .. b&w, composition and the angle .. realy great work and a good photographer feeling!

  • Davin Greenwell on 09.08.2009 @ 14:15

    This really scrapes the sky. Love the greyscale.

  • cako on 09.08.2009 @ 15:52

    A perfect composition and an impressive view. Excellent photo !

  • bluechameleon on 09.08.2009 @ 21:20

    Wow...I can see why it became your favourite. A very impressive shot, strong, powerful and full of drama. The sky is amazing.

  • PixeLuz on 10.08.2009 @ 10:44

    Great composition, the angle of the building with the frame sharpening yet the thinness of it. I like too the large space you gave to the sky, to tell us this building has no rival around.

  • md.Hafiz on 10.08.2009 @ 13:51

    cool angle and great composition.

  • Omar on 12.08.2009 @ 12:26


  • Bob Towery on 14.08.2009 @ 08:38

    Very nice composition and placement. I'd like to see just a tiny bit more room between the top edge of the building and the frame, but it's a minor thing. Great angle!

  • espennilsen on 16.08.2009 @ 05:34

    Nice view. I think the "vignetting-effect" is to visible... Nice angle btw.

  • terrorkitten on 20.08.2009 @ 16:20

    Works beautifully in mono.

  • LightningPaul on 24.08.2009 @ 06:31

    Very edgy (even Frisky) but refreshing framing.

  • pierre on 05.09.2009 @ 03:12

    this is a great BW my friend

  • Felix on 19.09.2009 @ 11:13

    Great composition.

  • ben on 27.09.2009 @ 14:51

    Belle image, la composition est bien dynamique, le traitement va bien avec l'ambiance