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 12, 2017
A good friend gifted me a 35 years old slide film and knowing all that could happen after all these years, I thought of a concept. I knew it would be blue and heavily faded so I shot everything at the minimal focus to have a painting effect. Quite happy with the result knowing how expired slide film can be a real pain! The film was rolled for so long that the writings on it imprinted themselves to the positives. There are ‘EKT’ and ‘Ektachrome’ all over the pictures!