A foreigner’s investigation of Japanese spaces.
Moments of stillness in the otherwise overwhelming urban sprawl of the Japanese metropoles.
Our visual stereotype of Japan is most of time that of the chaotic Shibuya zebra crossing in Tokyo, the neon lights of Akihabara, the perfect transport infrastructure and the kawaii weirdness.
Humanity is everywhere.
This is also a place where people go to special shops to play with cats, where working hours are the highest on earth and where people are ready to pay just to spend time chatting to a host/hostess in the bars of Kabukicho.
The idea of isolation is central to this project: People appear frozen in an aim to portray moments of rest/detachment from the city life.
Shot around Japan, subjects are surrounded by concrete cityscapes – their size is irrelevant when compared to the geometrical infrastructures of the society they live in.