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 19, 2017
Takumi was a colleague of mine for a short time before he left to work for Céline as an apparel staff. He’s a really fun guy who has a very crisp sense of fashion. He really always looks pretty cool and has the attitude that goes with it. He taught me a few dirty words, so I taught him some french dirty words too ;P
We went to Sangenjaya and more precisely in the Yokocho near the station. It’s an area with very narrow streets filled with crammed bars and interesting shops. It has a unique feel that really only exists in Asian countries I would assume. As I always like to have a high view of the area my models take me, we took a coffee on a very cool terrasse on top of a building. Perfect!
What do you do?
Any particular designer you are wearing right now?
Why did you choose this location and surroundings?
This area is my favorite spot in Tokyo.
Where do you go with your friends to have fun?
I like to go to music clubs.
Where do you spend your ‘leisure’ money?
In book stores.
Where do you go in Tokyo to relax?
I stay at my place to relax!
What’s your main hobby?
Reading books 😛
What is your favorite clothing store?
Bank, here in Sangenjaya.
Favorite current movies?
What is on your playlist?
How would you describe your style?
Do the arts influence it?