A common space for harmonic peacemakers
09.01. - 20.02.2011
'tokyo compression' by german-born hong kong-based photographer
michael wolf is a collection of images showcasing local commuters
through the aperture of foggy subway car doors. at once a snapshot
of the capital city's density, urban infrastructure, and societal makeup,
the voyeuristic series captures subjects ranging from sleepy indifference
to dazed confusion.
Michael Wolf’s series of photographs entitled Tokyo Compression shows the everyday rush-hour commute of the poor souls who have to endure Tokyo’s packed subway cars. What’s most interesting is how well they tolerate the less-than appealing situation with no aggression and in total silence.