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.
July 29, 2017
This is an editorial shot for Fashion Grunge. I first saw Saki on an editorial on hypebeast and then I discovered that she was an artist as well as a model. I loved her art and I really wanted to work around that. I came with that idea and I asked her to add her own story to my pictures. It was shot on film in Tokyo.