In Japan, intensity is prized

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Henry Richardson Forum Pro • Posts: 20,193
In Japan, intensity is prized
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I took this photo of some school boys in 1985 in Hiroshima at the Peace Park. I guess they are about 14-16 years old. You can see the one boy giving me a rather intense stare. He must be in his early 50s now. Jeez. The lady in blue is a tour guide for the students on their school trip. Minolta X-700 + Vivitar 35-105mm f3.2-4 on Kodachrome 64.

This is an intense guy in Ikebukuro, Tokyo in 2012. He looks like he could be early 40s in 2012 so maybe early 50s in 2021 (so about 14-16 in 1985). Is he the same guy!?!?! Did he remember me from 1985 in Hiroshima? Panasonic G3 + 14-42mm f3.5-5.6. Sorry, it is a digital photo.

I was going through some Japan photos in Lightroom recently and I was sort of struck by these 2 photos taken in 1985 and 2012 in different cities. Of course, I don't really think it is the same guy, but it could be. Maybe he recognized me, but I didn't recognize him until I found these photos in Lightroom. Maybe, unlike him, I haven't changed much?

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Re: In Japan, intensity is prized

Henry Richardson wrote:

I took this photo of some school boys in 1985 in Hiroshima at the Peace Park. I guess they are about 14-16 years old. You can see the one boy giving me a rather intense stare. He must be in his early 50s now. Jeez. The lady in blue is a tour guide for the students on their school trip. Minolta X-700 + Vivitar 35-105mm f3.2-4 on Kodachrome 64.

This is an intense guy in Ikebukuro, Tokyo in 2012. He looks like he could be early 40s in 2012 so maybe early 50s in 2021 (so about 14-16 in 1985). Is he the same guy!?!?! Did he remember me from 1985 in Hiroshima? Panasonic G3 + 14-42mm f3.5-5.6. Sorry, it is a digital photo.

I was going through some Japan photos in Lightroom recently and I was sort of struck by these 2 photos taken in 1985 and 2012 in different cities. Of course, I don't really think it is the same guy, but it could be. Maybe he recognized me, but I didn't recognize him until I found these photos in Lightroom. Maybe, unlike him, I haven't changed much?

Impressive facial expression! That Guy into another time, another place, he's like "Shinzaemon, i'll cut you in half!

I need to walk out my X-700, XD7 more...but these days, it's F55 time, and my IS-3000...Film (especially Development & scanning) doesn't come cheap, so i exchange Bodies, when the current Filmroll is being full...

That old, nice Kodachrome 64....

Good Light.

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OP Henry Richardson Forum Pro • Posts: 20,193
Re: In Japan, intensity is prized

marc petzold wrote:

Impressive facial expression! That Guy into another time, another place, he's like "Shinzaemon, i'll cut you in half!

I need to walk out my X-700, XD7 more...but these days, it's F55 time, and my IS-3000...Film (especially Development & scanning) doesn't come cheap, so i exchange Bodies, when the current Filmroll is being full...

That old, nice Kodachrome 64....

Good Light.

I still have the X-700 and a few lenses packed away back in the States.  I bought the camera in 1983.  I haven't put a roll of film through it though since about 1995.

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Facial recognition software: 1941 photo
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I saw this cool photo at an exhibition in Japan in 2015. The photo is in 1941. These soldiers are posing in front of a castle in Japan. There were reflections on the glass so it was sort of hard to get a good shot of the photo. Back in 2015 I posted this photo on Facebook and Facebook automatically found the face of one of the men and said their facial recognition software thought it was one of my Japanese friends. My friend is about 79-80 now and his Facebook photo is from when he was about 73, but the software found enough commonalities to believe it was him.

I suppose facial recognition software might be able to look at the boy in the 1985 photo and the man in the 2012 photo and make a guess if they are the same person, but, just like with the old 1941 photo, it can clearly make mistakes.

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