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Monday, 28 July 2014

Tiny Tokyo

‘Anyone who has ever set foot in Tokyo or dreamed of seeing its kaleidoscopic wonders will fall in love with this totally unique tour of the beautiful megalopolis. Here are all the spectacular sights of the great big Japanese capital, made tiny enough to fit in a pocket! This teeny tome collects incredible bird’s-eye views of the bustling cityscape, all shot using a distinctive photographic technique known as “tilt-shift” that has the effect of seeming to shrink its subjects— making one of the vastest cities in the world look like a miniature model. Epic skyscrapers, crowded city streets, and even sumo wrestling matches resemble tiny plastic toys in this one-of-a-kind little book.’Chronicle Books, on Tiny Tokyo by photographer Ben Thomas.

Ben Thomas is an Australia-based photographer whose award-winning tilt-shift photographs of cities around the world – Cityshrinker – have been exhibited internationally.

Also see: Take a Tour of Tokyo in Miniature by Jordan G. Teicher on Slate.com

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