Taking the Higher Road

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Taking the Higher Road Photography by H. Suzuki

Taking the Higher Road

The expectation for expansion in cities has grown as the construction of skyscrapers and roads have increased. Currently, roads in developed urban environments have two options: go underground or cut through areas above ground. There’s already an underground freeway in this particular area. So the new “road” had to be built above the established one in an intricate serpentine pattern. This photograph captures a small part of the urban scenery that discovers new and unpredictable architectural aesthetics. tj

増加拡大する都市部への期待は、ビルや道路の建設となってそのキャパを膨らめていく。成熟した都市環境における流通道路の今後は 地下に潜るか空間を切り裂くかの二者択一。この道路の地下にはすでに高速道路が走り、その結果蛇行する道路の頭上の空間を突き抜ける「道」が新設された。都市ならでの景観を切り取る撮影と記録は新しくて意外性のある建築美の発見ともいえる。tj

The complete article can be found in Issue #278 of the Tokyo Journal. Click here to order from Amazon.

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Hiroyuki Suzuki

Producer, Author and Photographer Hiroyuki Suzuki has produced many Junko Koshino Fashion Collections in Paris, Beijing, New York and the opening dinner event of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in 2008. A Tokyo Journal columnist, he is also the author of Yuki et Maria, which is the sequel to the opera Madam Butterfly, I Am Myself Promise and A Moment. He began his career as a photographer in 2006 and the core concept of his photography is A Moment. He has photographed construction sites around the world including the Metro of Dubai, Tokyo International Airport, the Tokyo Gate Bridge, the Tokyo Metropolitan Expressway and the renovation of Tokyo Train Station. His photograph exhibitions have been held in Washington, D.C., Shanghai, Beijing and numerous locations throughout Japan.


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