Metropolis

(2012)

Metropolis is a movie from 1927, describing the life in a dystopian, futuristic urban metropolitan city. I captured this image in Tokyo, one of the busiest cities in the world. It shows the overpowering atmosphere of city skyscrapers and this strange loneliness cities can create for the individual – one amongst many, yet alone in an alienating environment of anonymity, impersonality and the fast-paced urban life. I am often in cities, more by necessity than choice. In cities I loose my inner equilibrium, and in the crowds of people I feel lonely. At the same time, the anonymity of a big city and its pulsating life also draw me in a strange way and metropolis captures me, just like on this day in Tokyo.
(Published as Leica Fotografie International Photo Story)