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 27, 2017
Another week for Tokyo Youth! With the super lovely Nanami. I met Nanami in the street and I always like her vintage looks. She likes red! Very dynamic and fun girl too, who speaks a bit English which is always a plus for me with my weak Japanese. She also shares a few tastes on movies and series so I always like to talk to her. Color is all over the place as the sun and clouds played a game with me.
We walked through Harajuku and Shibuya and even stopped for a great burger at On the corner.
What do you do?
Any particular designer you are wearing right now?
No! My style is about vintage from the 80s.
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?
Shibuya, Harajuku, and Daikanyama.
Where do you spend your ‘leisure’ money?
Shopping in vintage shops, going to coffee shops and to the movies.
Where do you go in Tokyo to relax?
I like to go to a cafe in Omotesando or Shibuya.
What’s your main hobby?
Waah! Can’t choose! Watching movies, shopping, eating, listening to music, watching baseball, swimming, reading a magazine, karaoke, and talking.
What is your favorite clothing store?
Punk cake in Harajuku! Because there is a lot of 80s vintages.
Favorite current movies?
What is on your playlist?
Most of the songs are from the 80s. I especially like Daryl Hall & John Oates.
In addition, I usually listen to the soundtrack of movies.
How would you describe your style?
My style is my feeling at that time. Actually, I’ve been wearing 80s or 90s style for a while now.
Do the arts influence it?
Definitely! A lot of movies are a big influence for me.
I like to think that I have always have the style from Grease.
Next week, a Japanese-Franco couple!