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 20, 2017
This week, I spent some time with Haru! She works at one of my favorite store in Tokyo (Cav Empt) and we bump into each other often in the streets! Super lovely girl with a more street look. We walked towards Daikanyama and what I love about that project is being able to discover new places. I never saw that small shrine and I walked in that area so much. So pretty! I was also lucky that she knew a rooftop with a river view. Lovely day with a beautiful weather.
What do you do?
Student and shop staff.
Any particular designer you are wearing right now?
Why did you choose this location and surroundings?
Every time I walk in this area, I always love these locations.
Where do you go with your friends to have fun?
I go to either Shibuya, Harajuku, Omotesando, Yoyogi or Nakameguro.
Where do you spend your ‘leisure’ money?
In either fashion or to fund my travels.
Where do you go in Tokyo to relax?
My favorite is the Yoyogi Park.
What’s your main hobby?
Anything around music: listening and dancing.
What is your favorite clothing store?
I really like the shop I work at, Cav Empt in Aoyama.
Favorite current movies?
What is on your playlist?
I listen to many styles of music such as Hip-hop, R&B, Grimes, Trap, etc.
How would you describe your style?
Basically, I like street genuine style.
Do the arts influence it?
My main influence in my fashion are the music artists.
Thank you Haru!