Discovery of the Year 2017 Architecture

The City of Juncture

  • Photographer
    Yoshihiko Wada

“The city of juncture” is focusing on the unique Japanese junctions’ scenery in urban area especially in Tokyo and Osaka. Since those huge structures were built a lot in urban areas with limited space in order to organizing traffic, we have an advantage to see them at very close distance; some of them have very unique intertwined exteriors. That’s why they’ve been attract many Japanese photographers, who love their unique exteriors comes with many curves, lines, decayed metals and pipes. Even though “Junction nightscape” is much beautiful than capturing them during day time, those glaring lights and deep shadows were just obstacles to capture the genuine structures. Rather using day time long exposure technique is preferable way for focusing the subjects; eliminating moving objects, vehicles and pedestrians. Plus panorama technique can capture wide surroundings atmosphere with much less distortion instead of using wide angle lenses