Tokyo Compression

Michael Wolf is known for capturing the hyper-density of the city of Hong Kong in his large-scale photographs of its high-rise architecture. In his series Tokyo Compression, Wolf centres on the subsurface crush of the Tokyo subway, in which thousands of commuters make their daily journeys between work and home. Photographing individuals pressed against the windows of the crowded trains during the morning rush hour, Wolf’s images are a disquieting metaphor for the conditions of city-dwellers in today’s dense urban centres.

Tokyo Compression 06
Tokyo Compression 06

Michael Wolf 25.4 x 20.32 cm

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Tokyo Compression 02
Tokyo Compression 02

Michael Wolf 25.4 x 20.32 cm

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Tokyo Compression 04
Tokyo Compression 04

Michael Wolf 25.4 x 20.32 cm

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Tokyo Compression 03
Tokyo Compression 03

Michael Wolf 25.4 x 20.32 cm

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Tokyo Compression 08

Michael Wolf 25.4 x 20.32 cm

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Tokyo Compression 09

Michael Wolf 25.4 x 20.32 cm

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Tokyo Compression 07
Tokyo Compression 07

Michael Wolf 25.4 x 20.32 cm

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Tokyo Compression 10

Michael Wolf 25.4 x 20.32 cm

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Tokyo Compression 05

Michael Wolf 25.4 x 20.32 cm

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Tokyo Compression 01
Tokyo Compression 01

Michael Wolf 25.4 x 20.32 cm

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Tokyo Compression 11

Michael Wolf 25.4 x 20.32 cm

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Tokyo Compression 12
Tokyo Compression 12

Michael Wolf 25.4 x 20.32 cm

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Tokyo Compression 14

Michael Wolf 25.4 x 20.32 cm

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Tokyo Compression 13

Michael Wolf 25.4 x 20.32 cm

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Tokyo Compression 15

Michael Wolf 25.4 x 20.32 cm

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Tokyo Compression 16

Michael Wolf 25.4 x 20.32 cm

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Tokyo Compression 17

Michael Wolf 25.4 x 20.32 cm

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Tokyo Compression 18

Michael Wolf 25.4 x 20.32 cm

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Tokyo Compression 20

Michael Wolf 25.4 x 20.32 cm

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Tokyo Compression 19

Michael Wolf 25.4 x 20.32 cm

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