Hello! I'm Jean-Guillaume, I do street portraits but also like to create more storytelling editorials. I'm mostly shooting medium format in analog. Film makes me slow and I focus more on the craft than machinegunning for pictures.

Tokyo Youth #14 – Gentaro

On to a new area with Gentaro in this series! Gentaro is an architect and urban design student and lives in the same share house as I do. He always has a cool style and has been my Sshimokitazawa guide because he’s quite the second hand shop connoisseur. But this day he brought me to Kagurazaka, an area near Iidabashi. Quite an old area, narrow streets, old shops and lots of good smells. It was a huge sunny day and I messed up with the film ISO but still turned out ok. Cool suika shirt!

What do you do?

Student. I’m studying architecture and urban design

Any particular designer you are wearing right now?

No, always mixing.

Why did you choose this location and surroundings?

There aren’t many places that have Japanese taste and graceful atmosphere as much as Kagurazaka in Tokyo nowadays. I like this Japan culture and silence and that I can take a deep breath here.


Where do you go with your friends to have fun?


Where do you spend your ‘leisure’ money? 

In food, mainly in Ramen.


Where do you go in Tokyo to relax?

I go to the Ueno park to visit the museums.

What’s your main hobby? 



What is your favorite clothing store?

Anton in Shimokitazawa.

Favorite current movies?



What is on your playlist?

Mainly metal and hard rock. (Pantera, Korn, Opeth and System of a down are favorites).

How would you describe your style?

Grunge, rock and street.


Do the arts influence it?

Yes a lot!