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 15, 2017
On my first week in Japan, during fashion week, Momo impressed me almost every day. She has that very cool style and always pulls off anything, from street to class. Then I met her in the street many times, and again at fashion week. If you follow my IG you must have seen her already! So of course, I was going to feature her in that series. She chose Marunouchi, an area that I also love. The mix of high buildings and the Imperial park is a cool combo. We shot at sunset and chased the light around. I’m in love with the Tatsu trees.
What do you do?
Student and fashion researcher.
Any particular designer you are wearing right now?
Why did you choose this location and surroundings?
I moved to Tokyo to go to the university, and everything started from here. This place reminds me never to forget the beginner’s humility. Also, this place is where I have a lot of memories with my dad. It is a very important place for me.
Where do you go with your friends to have fun?
I love people, so anywhere there are people.
Where do you spend your ‘leisure’ money?
Where do you go in Tokyo to relax?
Where there’s nature around, or having coffee. I like Nem Coffee & Expresso in Hiroo, so I often go there.
What’s your main hobby?
What is your favorite clothing store?
WUT and The foureyed in Shinjuku, and Sometimes Store.
Favorite current movies?
Rosas danst rosas.
What is on your playlist?
jan and naomi
How would you describe your style?
I would never wear clothes that I don’t feel good in. My nail color must be red. Also, I decide what to wear depending on the weather, my feeling, where to go, and who to meet.
Do the arts influence it?
I think art is one of my influences.
Thank you Momo! Always a pleasure!