Friday, August 24, 2007

Fave Foto Friday (8.24.07)

Today's choice is "Magasin du Nord of Copenhagen, Denmark" by Shotaro Shimomura .


Take a look at this picture for a bit, it's surreal, compelling and strangely soothing.

Shimomura was the head of a chain of department stores in Japan.


From 1934 to 1935 Shimomura toured the world shooting pictures of stores that he found to his liking. The photos he took were, at first, only shown to friends, eventually he was convinced to display his work and, subsequently, his pictures were displayed throughout Japan in the late 30's.

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