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 12, 2017
I took a picture of Tsuru in the street a long time ago and since I’m trying to display in that series a wild display of different styles, I thought of her! When I first met her she had a very cool classy coat and I was happy to see she was wearing a Sacai item for that time. She’s a student at Bunka Fashion College and definitely has a sense of style!
She took me to a small station on the Keio line and her plan was to have a laundromat and an old onsen place but sadly the onsen was closed! It was also my first time using a new film, Cinestill 800, which I pushed to 1600. It’s a film that has a cinema vibe and I like how it skews to blues. Good fit with the setting and fashion! It was a very peaceful afternoon, we bumped into maybe 3 people total lol.
What do you do?
Any particular designer you are wearing right now?
Why did you choose this location and surroundings?
I wanted a place that has a retro feeling.
Where do you go with your friends to have fun?
We go to Shibuya.
Where do you spend your ‘leisure’ money?
Where do you go in Tokyo to relax?
I like aquariums.
What’s your main hobby?
I like to watch shark videos.
What is your favorite clothing store?
A lot of stores in Shibuya.
Favorite current movies?
What is on your playlist?
I mainly listen to Rock music!
How would you describe your style?
Depends on my feelings!
Do the arts influence it?
Thank you Tsuru!