Mandarake

Inside the flagship store of the manga / anime store Mandarake in Shibuya, Tokyo. Rows and rows and rows of manga everywhere you see. I was lucky enough to snap a few shots before conveniently being shoo’ed away for taking photos. A clerk very abruptly poked me and pointed at the large “NO PHOTO” sign above my head. I did buy loads and loads of anime figures tho. This geek was happy.

Thanks for the awesome response to the last shot. I must say I didnt expect it.

August 25, 2009 | 29 comments
D700 Japan

EXIF: Aperture: ƒ/4 | Exposure bias: -2/6EV | Focal length: 24mm | ISO: 1000 | Shutter speed: 1/15s |



29 comments

  • Laszlo on 25.08.2009 @ 13:37

    Wow! What an awesome shot. The colors are amazing - it rather looks like a laboratory of some kind, maybe something caputured from a sci-fi movie. The composition is also beautiful - it draws you into the frame. Geat DOF. Excellent work!

  • Klaus on 25.08.2009 @ 14:17

    great shot ... the green lightning makes it special

  • Claus Petersen on 25.08.2009 @ 15:00

    Looks like heaven for all those people how loves to read a book backwards ;-)

    Also the feeling of confinement and claustrophobia is quite nice here.

  • Timothy West | P H O T O N O on 25.08.2009 @ 16:57

    That luminous colour is awesome... i love the way that it is almost glowing..

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  • deceptive on 25.08.2009 @ 17:08

    Wow, great perspective shot!

  • pernilla on 25.08.2009 @ 18:00

    Love that green color! Great composition.

  • carl on 26.08.2009 @ 03:21

    I agree with the posts. It's the green quality of the light that really makes it.
    carl
    www.carlpendle.com

  • PixeLuz on 26.08.2009 @ 06:31

    With this green colour, it looks like we are diving in another world. And that's another world (at least to me!), the manga world. Great perspective too.

  • crash on 26.08.2009 @ 07:08

    luminating! cool green glow! is the place contaminated with Krypton?

  • Wolfgang on 26.08.2009 @ 13:58

    Great composition and colours!

  • rian on 26.08.2009 @ 15:01

    holy crap! this is manga heaven!! :D

  • sherri on 26.08.2009 @ 15:49

    The neon library...pretty cool:-)

  • Sylvain on 26.08.2009 @ 15:55

    No word ! :O
    Ok, I try : Gorgeous colours and perfect framing !

  • Mariana on 26.08.2009 @ 21:17

    Hey, I am right back to say the same - BRILLIANT ( with capital letters )))

  • Michael Rawluk on 26.08.2009 @ 21:26

    That is a super shot.

  • Jaol on 27.08.2009 @ 02:44

    Hey man, this one is really out of common, a succesful one like previous. Deserve all these comments and much more. You're a master.

  • yz on 27.08.2009 @ 04:12

    i wonder what makes that cool green light

  • Tayab on 27.08.2009 @ 06:00

    Brilliant, I love the green colour

  • mijou on 27.08.2009 @ 13:40

    Really nice photo, great job!

    Greetings from Sweden.

  • Otto K. on 27.08.2009 @ 17:19

    terrific image.

  • John on 28.08.2009 @ 03:23

    I've never seeeen so much manga. Madness! Creepy green lighting, seems a bit strange for a book-shop. An excellent Gursky feel to the shot, well done for being able to snap a few frames.

  • dea on 28.08.2009 @ 07:04

    I like this photo!!!

  • Arjan - PlasticDaisy on 28.08.2009 @ 07:37

    Cool! You really get sucked into this as viewer. Great neon tones you caught here!

  • orange on 30.08.2009 @ 20:45

    Its been a while... I am loving your stuff man!!!

  • Marie on 01.09.2009 @ 09:10

    encore un très beau jeu de lignes !

  • mooch on 07.09.2009 @ 15:29

    I love the floor. The texture is amazing. I love the vanishing point too. Really strong shot this. Cool colour cast as well.

  • aleksarus on 08.09.2009 @ 03:39

    Amazing picture!

  • Markus Unger on 21.03.2010 @ 17:24

    Very interesting shot. The green light makes this really interesting.

  • Klondike on 09.07.2011 @ 08:07

    Yo, that's what's up trtuhfluly.