Tokyo Drinks Casualty via BB

Love this image. It’s actually two images: The picture of the Blackberry and the photo on the Blackberry screen itself.

The combination of the striking image and the mobile-device medium is interesting. The photo displayed is of a Japanese man passed out drunk on a Tokyo street the bright morning after a night of heavy drinking. It’s a little disturbing because he looks like he’s dead. Seeing the pic on a Blackberry contextualizes the image within a cool, mundane, far-removed and technological setting of a cellphone screen.

We snapped the pic of the phone in a dark bar in New York City, minutes after the photo of the man was snapped in the Japanese capital and sent to us by photographer Mayumi Ono.

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