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.
June 6, 2017
This week, I had the chance to go a bit off Tokyo with Airi! She chose a botanical garden in Iitabashi and then we went a bit further up to Saitama and walk on the Arakawa river. Ah! Some fresh air and nature! A lovely afternoon free of any stress and full of rejuvenation.
As usual, this is a story shown in chronological order and with only one roll of medium format film!
What do you do?
I’m a singer and model.
Any particular designer you are wearing right now?
There are so many designers in Tokyo that I just chose whatever I like and wear it.
Why did you choose this location and surroundings?
There is something humble and sincere when you are surrounded by nature. It’s where I can reset my mind.
Where do you go with your friends to have fun?
I usually go into the wild! But lately I have started doing some sports and enjoying picnics.
Where do you spend your ‘leisure’ money?
I like delicious food, reading books and watching movies. I’m always trying to excite my senses.
Where do you go in Tokyo to relax?
Here in this botanical garden, the nature, at the aquarium but also going to the movies and sometimes just chilling at my place.
What’s your main hobby?
My main hobby is to watch movies. But I also like to drive, read and just walk around.
What is your favorite clothing store?
I love the clothing stores near Shimokitazawa and Koenji. After I attended an event in the Little Vintage shop, I fell in love with vintage.
Favorite current movies?
My favorite movies are About time and The kid.
What is on your playlist?
Nina Simone, Alabama Shakes, SANABAGUN and Yu Takahashi.
How would you describe your style?
‘Warm incognito’. I learn from past styles and try to make new ideas.
Do the arts influence it?
Yes! I actually think that all music, fashion and arts in general always look back to create new things.
Thank you Airi!