Photographer's Note

I hung out at Harajuku for most of the day and didn't manage to get a single decent shot (those goth kids are surprisingly camera-shy for people who dress up in crazy clothes then go hang out in the spot where tourists go to photograph kids dressed up in crazy clothes...). But then a photo idea formed in my mind, and I headed into the metro station to try and capture some of the lolitas against a motion-blurred train. Unfortunately the few lolitas that did show up managed to stand in places where I couldn't get a clear shot! But this one girl positioned herself well for me. I'm going back there next weekend to experiment more with this concept.

No tripod, and the girl started to move as I took the shot (she was at the far end of the platform, so the train was almost coming to a stop as it reached her so she started to move towards it), hence the lack of sharpness.

Post-processing to desaturate, increase graininess and contrast. I also tried it in black and white but I quite like the green and yellow stripes. I'll post the 'normal' version of the photo as a workshop.

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