Daily Photo: Creepy Shibuya Dude

February 10, 2009 · Print This Article

I now have ample time with nothing to do on Tuesday afternoons in the Shibuya area.  Naturally I carry my trusty Nikon D80 (edit:  Nikon D300 from now on!) with me on these occasions.  As I walked around a corner and onto the main street leading toward the Hachiko area of Shibuya Station, from afar I noticed someone gesturing peculiarly to someone else.  I got a bit closer and saw that it was a rather creepy looking punter, but with an innocent air about him, trying to convince a woman of Buddha knows what.

I stepped over to the side and began shooting away.  This guy was going on for over 10 minutes!  Seeing no end to this conversation I walked on because I wanted to see the face of the woman he was talking with.  Who could ever trust this guy?  The woman is pictured below.

KIT USED:  Nikon D80 with Nikkor AF ED 80-200mm lens

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15 Responses to “Daily Photo: Creepy Shibuya Dude”

  1. on February 10th, 2009 12:22 AM

    Shibuya Punter Creeps out a Pretty Girl…

    An innocently creepy Shibuya punter was carrying on with the creepiest hand gestures trying to convince a pretty Shibuya girl of who knows what. Would you trust anything this guy says to you on the street?…

  2. on February 10th, 2009 8:08 AM

    Seems like one of those guys with a particular fetish who are cool with just approaching women on the street and soliciting them. Or wait, that might just be Fukuoka! Seen stranger things happen on the street before here.

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    Jason Collin Reply:

    Wow, I thought Fukuoka was innocent!

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  3. on February 10th, 2009 5:26 PM

    I can understand why he was trying to get with her, haha. She is beautiful! I really like the photo of the Shibuya girl a lot. Are you leaving Tokyo soon???

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    Jason Collin Reply:

    Yes, Jay, leaving on Monday! Heading for the Sunshine State.

    We’ll see how well I can continue doing street photography there.

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  4. on February 10th, 2009 7:38 PM

    Sure makes you wonder.. he certainly doesn’t look like the usual guys who hang around there trying to interest pretty girls in, ahem, “modelling” contracts..

    Looking forward to seeing the D300 shots!

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    Jason Collin Reply:

    I’m still going through growing pains with the D300 actually. I hope to work out most of the kinks tomorrow.

    Yeah, this punter seemed kind of cuddly. Wish I could have heard (and understood) what he was saying and/or offering.

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  5. on February 13th, 2009 2:50 PM

    So where are the pictures of the hand gestures?

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    Jason Collin Reply:

    In my Daily Photo series I only post one photo, and this has been the only case I’ve ever posted two actually. I chose what I thought was the most telling hand gesture.

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  6. on February 14th, 2009 8:27 AM

    These pictures are great. I think you should stitch them together so the woman’s face is on the right side.

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  7. on July 22nd, 2009 4:17 PM

    OMG!!! I know that guy! Well, not really know, but I’ve seen him everytime I’m out doing street photography in Shibuya myself.

    My Japanese friends tell me he is recruiting for hostess clubs.

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    Jason Collin Reply:

    Teban I’d love to see an updated shot of him in action if you can take one next time you are out.

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  8. Dy
    on December 29th, 2009 1:32 PM

    Since you have a knack for photographing people unawares, have you considered becoming a paparazzo? Your proximity to Miami and the price of the photos could solve your troubles….

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    Jason Collin Reply:

    That is an idea I’ll take into consideration Dy, but I might feel bad profiting off of invading people’s privacy when they do not want to be photographed.

    Then again, the hunt for THE shot does have some allure.

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  9. on March 18th, 2010 10:32 PM

    i think he is ignored.

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