Photography: Tokyo by Takashi Kitajima
I learned a new word yesterday. Bokeh. According to Wiki bokeh is the blur, or the aesthetic quality of the blur, in out-of-focus areas of an image. Who knew that there was an actual word for that? The bokeh of the pictures taken by photographer Takashi Kitajima of Tokyo are incredible. I was raised a catholic (sort of) and like most children when confronted with the question of heaven I wanted to know what it looked like. My mother's answer (I am sure most mothers' answer) was "whatever you want it to look like." As a child that answer did not leave me with much to work with, but now seeing these pictures, I think that if there is a heaven, I would want it to look like this. A bird's eye view of the the world below, with something in focus in the distant, with glowing dots of light in warm colours leading to it.