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.
October 8, 2017
Nosuke has a style that you can only find in Tokyo. It’s hard to miss him in the street. I saw him during fashion week and then again at Bunka College when I did the story #2 with Sai. Its colorful, it’s full of textures, it’s a bit crazy. He’s a man of a few words and pretty much has a different hair color every two weeks!
Was also my first time in Akihabara for that portrait series. It fits nicely Nosuke profile so I happy he chose it. Akihabara is kind of the otaku/geek part of Tokyo, with lots of manga stores but also electronics (it’s called Electric Town).
What do you do?
I’m a student.
Any particular designer you are wearing right now?
Why did you choose this location and surroundings?
I like the city vibe of Akihabara.
Where do you go with your friends to have fun?
I have none so I don’t know.
Where do you spend your ‘leisure’ money?
Where do you go in Tokyo to relax?
At my place.
What’s your main hobby?
What is your favorite clothing store?
Kinji in Harajuku.
Favorite current movies?
What is on your playlist?
How would you describe your style?
Fashion should be free of rules.
Do the arts influence it?
I believe so.