January 8, 2014

Wednesdsay Whim - Bokeh

 all images via Takashi Kitajima via Curbed

Whether you are interested in photography or not, we all recognize what makes a beautiful photo stand out - bokeh. The ability to create bokeh in an image is visually pleasing to the eye.  For argument's sake, bokeh does not make a great image but, bokeh sure makes it seem better. Just ask Japanese photographer, Takashi Kitajima, for instance. 

He has managed to use bokeh in a different way to allow the eye to dance across the image towards the main subject of the photograph. His photos feature city life in Tokyo and New York City. There's a sense of surrealism and magic seen in these photos that 
remind me of looking through a kaleidoscope. As a viewer, I find his technique unusual but incredibly interesting.

For more, check out his Flickr and blog.






20 comments:

  1. How beautiful! I never knew that was called "bokeh", but now I do! :)

    xo, B
    www.BKCsquared.com

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  2. wow, these are incredible! bokeh is such a cool thing. i posted a bokeh photo of an xmas tree awhile back on instagram, and it took me about 50 tries to capture the bokeh (ha). no shame!

    xx, valerie at lily on fillmore

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  3. Wow that last photo is really amazing.

    I always love your Wednesday posts.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  4. i never knew what it was! so thanks! love these pictures.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  5. Bokeh certainly makes images better. I wish I could go back and re-do all my old outfit posts from before I had my great lens. These photos are stunning.

    http://www.ohtobeamuse.com/

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  6. Wow! His photography makes me so happy! Thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog! You have a wonderful place here! Following you! XO

    love, polly
    www.pollybland.com

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  7. Whoa! These photos are way trippy! But I love how the light is captured in the darkness and makes the cities all so magical!

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  8. Amazing pictures!

    x Angela
    www.bouncingbrunette.wordpress.com

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  9. Wow. Great share. These photos looks awesome.

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  10. I think bokeh can be incredibly beautiful in certain photographs. I've managed it a few times myself and I love the feeling it adds to the pictures.

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  11. These are neat! I think bokeh can be really overdone but these are just so fresh! Good call. =]

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  12. These photos are so beautiful! I wonder how he gets that effect

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  13. Whoa, the way he used bokeh is incredible! I love how it leads to the main subject of his photos.

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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  14. Ahh, I was wondering what that technique was called!

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  15. I love bokeh, what a beautiful technique x

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  16. How gorgeous!!
    -Ash
    www.thestylizedwannabe.com

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