“Eight visits” is a collection of eight personal encounters photographed in Tokyo, Japan, during my stay there in March and April 2019. Each chapter shows one space that I visited. The starting point is coming to Tokyo as an alien and seeing only its outside perspective, my view still shaped by the imagery I associated with Japan. As time went on and I got to know more people living or working in Tokyo, I slowly developed a sense of home and with that my relationships evolved. I began to portray young adults around my age that I met and found through social media and photographed them in their homes.
When thinking back on the connection between all of the subjects, I realise that each has a fluid identity, albeit in different ways – whether that be home, nationality, or gender identity. I see the young people I got to know in Japan as part of a globalised generation, and these portraits document my experience with their expressions of identity.
Design Joseph Atkinson
Custom Type Design Floriane Rousselot
72 pgs, 30 × 24 cm, softcover, 2020, 9783000646058