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Yurikamome by AppuruPai Records the Ride with an Open Shutter

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: Sep 5, 2011 • References: flickr and design-milk
For the remarkably simple photographic techniques, long exposure snapshots form utterly spellbinding compositions. Yurikamome by AppuruPai is an advanced example of such a style, showing evidence that indeed this artist knew how best to capture her wonderfully warped subject.

The subject, of course, is different segments of a fixed link railway as part of the New Transit Yurikamome line between Odaiba and mainland Tokyo. It seems that the photographer was installed in the final coach with a steady tripod aimed through the back window. As she was transported through the Rainbow Bridge, the cage that surrounds the transit tracks formed the most mesmerizing image that captures the speedy and streamlined motion. Playing with monochrome and full color effects, Yurikamome by AppuruPai is further enhanced by the setting sun behind the distorting metal scene.