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.
September 5, 2017
Shunsuke was one of my first pictures I took in tokyo, during fashion week. He always looks pretty chill and isnt’t afraid of patterns, colors, hats, whatever. I don’t think there was an occasion where I didn’t snap a picture out of him as all his looks are cool. If you look through my IG, you’ll see him a few times over the last ten months. He’s a fashion student and wants to make it as a stylist!
He’s also the first one to take me to shinjuku, took a while! We walked through the main street and headed slowly towards Kabukicho. He was also not afraid to go over a fence and the edge of a building, even with cameras.
What do you do?
Any particular designer you are wearing right now?
Buy it if you think it’s not cool.
Why did you choose this location and surroundings?
This area triggered my fashion passion.
Where do you go with your friends to have fun?
In Harajuku, Aoyama, Ginza and Shibuya
Where do you spend your ‘leisure’ money?
I use mostly everything in fashion and the rest to hang out with my friends.
Where do you go in Tokyo to relax?
If you relax, you don’t leave home.
What’s your main hobby?
I don’t really have a hobby. If I have free time, I shop online.
What is your favorite clothing store?
Jackpot in Shinjuku.
Favorite current movies?
What is on your playlist?
Nujabes (note: aaaah, ‘feather’!!) and luvsic.
How would you describe your style?
Spontaneous. I think it’s cool when I have a new intuition.
Do the arts influence it?
Not really. I think art is a culture rather than a means of expression in fashion.
Had a great time with Shunsuke! I’m sure I’ll see him again soon.