I wish I were a better photographer.
If I were, then I’d be able to capture the essence of my surroundings with just one picture.
Whenever we travel, it’s always frustrating to look at my viewfinder and find that the picture I just took feels nothing like the scene before me. The buildings are the same, the cobblestone streets are there. But the essence, that feeling, is lost.
Last year’s trip to Kyoto is a perfect example. Smitten by the “Japanese-ness” of everything around me, I’d eagerly snap a photo only to be disappointed by how lifeless my picture would look. It would look like the scene but that feeling, that Japanese-ness, would vanish.
Not with this guy.
In the hands of a more skilled lensman like Takashi Yasui, every image oozes Kyoto. Scroll down and see for yourself.
If these pictures don’t make you want to visit Kyoto today, then you’re either dead or stupid. For more of Takashi’s images, follow him on Instagram today.
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Takashi Yasui | Photographer
JB and Renée are the Traveleaters behind Will Fly for Food, a travel blog for the gastronomically inclined. They enjoy experiencing food from different cultures so they’ve made it their mission to try every country’s national dish. Read more about them and their National Dish Quest here.