This journey into street photography took me to a lot of different cities all over the world, but Japan and Tokyo is a constant factor within my work and 75% of my work is therefore Japanese. “But why Tokyo?” I always get asked. To be honest I really don’t have a straight answer to that question. I love the vibe of this city, always in a rush, on every corner a new little story to discover and of course the people of Tokyo. I hope my photography can capture a bit of this vibe and rush.
Throughout the years the people of Tokyo got more important within my work. I started doing little side projects so I could study the behaviour of people. One of those projects is Shimbashi Blues, all photographs are made at the same spot over a period of three trips. I captured the salarymen and women of Tokyo within a bottleneck at the gates of Shimbashi Station. Another ongoing project is Tokyo Seclusion. Within this project I capture the different ways the people of Tokyo try to escape from the harsh inner city life. This project will be my first main solo exhibition during CameraJapan 2018.
Hi Sean. The first and last photographs were taken with a Canon 5d Mark II. The second one with a Fuji Xpro2. The Fuji is the one that I use nowadays for my street work.
Are you the Victor we met this morning at the l’orangerie museum? We are the four Canadians you (hopefully it was you) chatted with in line. We would love to see more of your photos.
Yes you have found the correct Victor 🙂 Hope you enjoyed your stay in Europe.
In the next couple of days more Paris photo’s will be added.
Is this taken whit Ricoh gr ?