“Tokyo Compression” is a series of photographs by German-born, now Hong Kong-based photographer, Michael Wolf.
The images are representations of how subway commuters in Tokyo get around during rush hour. From Wolf’s photographs, it is clear how crowded the city’s transit system is. The images are more than just the clichéd documentation of crowding in Asian cities – they capture the general nature of commuting: what we look like as we get from one place to another. Images range from the uncomfortable, chaotic, dejected, dazed and disgusted as the camera peers through subway doors.
Eyecurious blogger Marc Feustal says the book “is a very intelligently edited and produced way of covering this very common ground.”