Magnifying glasses are…magnificent. Perhaps no one knows how to use them better than Japanese photographer Takashi Kitajima.
A computer software engineer by profession, Kitajima, previously featured on Design Faves here, is renowned for using innovative techniques to capture public spaces. Recently, his Flickr gallery welcomed a series of nighttime shots of Tokyo that were taken through a magnifying glass, of all things.
Depth of field causes everything but the objects in the magnifying glass to appear blurry, making the viewer feel like a private detective taking in the beautiful sights of downtown Tokyo at night. Check out some pictures from the series below and follow Kitajima on Flickr for more!