I was never really good with words.
So I discovered poetry in pictures. Stories emerge where lines meet and colors merge. Frame by frame, subjects reveal to me pieces of their personal narratives.
Avid lover of Japan’s unique lifestyle, I took my film camera and spent a year capturing the youth culture.
By shooting in analog format, I aspired to connect with my subjects in all of their subtleties. Thus, I learned more with less.
I found focus in the blurry.
Little did I know that this journey would deeply shape my identity as a photographer.
I hope that emotions can transcend through these images to inspire you.
Here are the stories they chose to tell.
August 4, 2017
I’ve lived in three continents in my life but in Tokyo, the language barrier is a big wall. I can’t communicate properly to make meaningful relationships and sometimes, it’s tough. I feel like my own shadow. And when I look around, I feel like I want to see shadows too. Faceless people not minding anything and who go boldly into the night.
I started shooting random stuff at very low speed during night and this is the beginning of an ongoing series. It is shot on film on very pushed ISO so it has that weird texture.