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 23, 2017
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!