The Giant Crab by Ari Salmela
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This six and a half meter crab is on the front of the crab restaurant Kani Doraku. The crab is built in 1960 and it’s mechanized, being able to move its arms and eyestalks. Selectively colored black and white photograph. Osaka, Japan 2006.

Ari Salmela was born in Finland, where he still lives today. He is a 60 years old semi-pro photographer, who is more self-taught than educated formally. Ari has been seriously into photography for more than 30 years, and has used everything from 35mm to 4×5, and now a full-frame dslr.
Ari says that he has always loved world images, photographs, paintings, graphics, etc., and digital photography has created new possibilities to make digital artwork from photographs.

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Comments

  • PhotosByHealy
    PhotosByHealyabout 3 years ago

    Excellent image and processing. Well done.

    - Gene

  • Thank you for your comment and the fave!

    – Ari Salmela

  • Ken Hill
    Ken Hillabout 3 years ago

    Great image

  • dvande1
    dvande1over 2 years ago

    Glad you let the crab be red, very cool.

  • Thank you!

    – Ari Salmela

  • Rachel Veser
    Rachel Veserover 1 year ago

    Tokyo? .. very nice image!


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