Routine is the perfect match for a consumer-oriented society. Routine is comfortable, routine is what we know. Routine is the oil to our societal machine, but routine, eventually reaches a threshold—a threshold flanked by Time and Efficiency. In an effort to overcome our inefficiencies, we, the consumers, begin to trim extra information out of our sensory. We see now only what we know. We are now the most efficient at what we know, but only at what we know. Now, what if we suddenly decide to see everything once again? What if we decide that we want to see everything once again, but differently? How would you see your new world? This photo series aims to recognize the minute details that compose our daily surroundings under the light of consumerism.
All of the shoji doors, so neatly ordered along the road’s edge, remained open. The day was perfect—that moment of the year between the frost and the flies.
35mm Nippon (pronounced kneep’pon, meaning Japan), is a collection of photography from Kyoto and Osaka shot on Ilford XP2 Super 400 film.
Two towns, separated by mountain, connected again by gondola. Two towns, now a city—or perhaps instead a false facade.
Cabinets of Curiosity
"Memory is redundant: it repeats signs so that the city can begin to exist."
Cabinets of Curiosity is a short photo series that highlights the dynamic elements of an otherwise static facade. Set in a monochromatic tone, this series aims to bring attention to the light and shadow that livens the most mundane.
When you're itching for the waves, the only lotion is the ocean.
House Vision 2016
House Vision 2016considers the house as an intersection between industries, which makes it the ideal platform on which to project ideas about the future. Taking the house as the starting point reveals potential solutions for many issues, including energy, communications, mobility, the aging society, the relationship between urban and rural, and the preservation of traditional land use systems such as satoyama areas and terraced rice fields.
House with Refrigerator Access from Outside
Yamato Holdings / Fumie Shibata
Yoshino-Sugi Cedar House
Airbnb / Go Hasegawa
Isetan Mitsukoshi / Makoto Tanijiri / Ai Yoshida
Rental Space Tower
Daito Trust Construction / Sou Fujimoto
Toppan Printing / HARA Design Institute
A Trek to Fuji-san
You are wise to climb Mount Fuji, but a fool to climb it twice.
Told as a sequential narrative, A Trek to Fuji-san re-lives the journey from Tokyo, Japan to the top of Mount Fuji 100km to the southwest. At 3,776m, Mount Fuji is Japan's tallest peak and no small feat.
Looking Across the Rim of Fuji-san
Do you see the people?
I learn only so that I may be content.
50mm Nippon (pronounced kneep’pon, meaning Japan), is a collection of photographs taken during a month-long trip following a route from Kanazawa to Tokyo. The photography is all taken with a 50mm prime lens as a means to capture the every day emotions, details, and culture expressed in Japanese society through a single, consistent lens.
The Dark Traversal
A city in chaos; into the tunnel they travel. Encompassed and engrossed, the four souls, fearless as they come, delve into its abyss. Light slowly subsides as the wicked unravels, deeper and deeper the four souls travel.
Cotton Candy Utopia
A most divine place, most all would agree, for Factory awaits those who aim to flee.
Cotton Candy Utopia utilizes digital manipulation as a means to create a new, yet false sense of reality. This small batch of photographs focuses on a juxtaposition of subject matter.
A Link to the Past
A plane whisks you away to a land situated in the past; a land so dense and deprived, yet alive with an opulence of culture and mystique.
Documentation of the 2015 Rickshaw Run, a 3,500km rally from Shillong to Kochi, India. The Rickshaw Run is a global charity event for Charity: Water, a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries.