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.