by Anat Safran
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Upside Town is a selection of toy camera double exposures by photographer Anat Safran. Anat explains:
The series represents the urban landscapes of Tokyo, a city where nameless streets follow no urban plan. In the country of high technology, the place where many sophisticated digital cameras are made, I have decided to return to simplicity, to low tech. I have used a Holga, a simple plastic box that has very basic functions. This camera allows accidents to happen and leaves chance a place in the photographic results.
By using a double exposure while shooting, I have created new urban landscapes. The result, mysterious and chaotic, describes the Tokyo spirit, leaving the spectator confused and overwhelmed just like I felt while wandering the streets of Tokyo.