Sep 172011
 



 
I love documenting people on the street. I am a street photographer at heart and I am especially fond of shooting candid portraits of everyday people, showing their style, clothing, and expressions when walking in public. The fashion hub Shibuya with its millions of commuters, shoppers and visitors is my favorite hunting ground for this photographic endeavor where I try to capture my subjects unaware.

Young Japanese woman with light-brown hair and hat in the Shibuya afternoon sun.
Young Japanese woman with light-brown hair and hat in the Shibuya afternoon sun.
A stylish Japanese girl with black fur hat holding her mobile.
A stylish Japanese girl with black fur hat holding her mobile.
Japanese guy wearing glasses grimacing.
Japanese guy wearing glasses grimacing.
Japanese guy with blond hair and a black coat looking quite surprised.
Japanese guy with blond hair and a black coat looking quite surprised.
A Japanese girl in a sailor suit (school uniform) checking out the advertising screens in Shibuya.
A Japanese girl in a sailor suit (school uniform) checking out the advertising screens in Shibuya.
Japanese boy with fair hair throwing a wary glance.
Japanese boy with fair hair throwing a wary glance.
A good-looking Japanese girl running her hand through her hair.
A good-looking Japanese girl running her hand through her hair.
A young Japanese lady with pearl jewelry looking to her left.
A young Japanese lady with pearl jewelry looking to her left.
Two Shibuya girls in elegant Japanese fashion looking around.
Two Shibuya girls in elegant Japanese fashion looking around.
A Japanese toddler being carried by her mother at Shibuya crossing.
A Japanese toddler being carried by her mother at Shibuya crossing.
A Half-Japanase salaryman busy telephoning with his mobile.
A Half-Japanase salaryman busy telephoning with his mobile.
A girl and her friend trying to find directions with the help of a map.
A girl and her friend trying to find directions with the help of a map.
 Posted by at 19:45
Jun 272010
 



 
For this series of street portraits I went to the Shimo-Kitazawa neighborhood in Setagaya-ku this Sunday. It is renowned as a more casual and more alternative entertainment area than Shibuya, so the people were more relaxed and dressed less business-like than the Shibuya crowd. While I was there, the Indie Fanclub festival of local independent rock bands was happening in about a dozen venues, which means my subjects were even more friendlier than usual. Instead of ignoring the camera quite a few people reacted positively, so not all these shots are really candid…

Japanese girl with long, wavy brown hair, fake eyelashes and white shirt with pink vest.
Japanese girl with long, wavy brown hair, fake eyelashes and white shirt with pink vest.
Japanese woman dressed in a classic black-and-red outfit.
Japanese woman dressed in a classic black-and-red outfit.
Casual Japanese couple having a good time walking in Shimokita.
Casual Japanese couple having a good time walking in Shimokita.
Japanese girl making v-sign because she saw me taking pictures.
Japanese girl making v-sign because she saw me taking pictures.
This young lady was in a group of five girls who were happy to be photographed.
This young lady was in a group of five girls who were happy to be photographed.
Three Japanese girls smiling towards the camera.
Three Japanese girls smiling towards the camera.
Japanese guy casually picks his nose while talking with his girlfriend.
Japanese guy casually picks his nose while talking with his girlfriend.
Another style-conscious Japanese couple in gray t-shirts.
Another style-conscious Japanese couple in gray t-shirts.
Grumpy looking rock music fan with Rolling Stones t-shirt.
Grumpy looking rock music fan with Rolling Stones t-shirt.
Mouthbreathing Japanese guy with blonde hair.
Mouthbreathing Japanese guy with blonde hair.
Young woman adjusting her earphones while looking to the left.
Young woman adjusting her earphones while looking to the left.
Girl standing next to her boyfriend who seems to be more interested in his cell phone.
Girl standing next to her boyfriend who seems to be more interested in his cell phone.
 Posted by at 19:53
Jun 132010
 



 
I love documenting people on the street. I am a street photographer at heart and I am especially fond of shooting candid portraits of everyday people, showing their style, clothing, and expressions when walking in public. The fashion hub Shibuya with its millions of commuters, shoppers and visitors is my favorite hunting ground for this photographic endeavor where I try to capture my subjects unaware.

A middle-aged man walking across Shibuya crossing.
A middle-aged man walking across Shibuya crossing.
Two young Japanese guys with white shirts and loosely worn ties.
Two young Japanese guys with white shirts and loosely worn ties.
A Japanese girl with long wavy hair giving a fearful look back at me.
A Japanese girl with long wavy hair giving a fearful look back at me.
A man wearing a t-shirt with the image of a Tokugawa (徳川) shogun.
A man wearing a t-shirt with the image of a Tokugawa (徳川) shogun.
A half-hidden woman glancing to the side.
A half-hidden woman glancing to the side.
Stylish Shibuya boy with dyed hair and lightblue jeans shirt.
Stylish Shibuya boy with dyed hair and lightblue jeans shirt.
Japanese guy with yellow sunglasses and matching t-shirt.
Japanese guy with yellow sunglasses and matching t-shirt.
A passer-by wearing a striped t-shirt throws a wary glance.
A passer-by wearing a striped t-shirt throws a wary glance.
A trendy boy with the signature ganguro tan and colorful fashion.
A trendy boy with the signature ganguro tan and colorful fashion.
A young kid apparently being critical of the large advertising screens in Shibuya.
A young kid apparently being critical of the large advertising screens in Shibuya.
Japanese girl dressed in white eating an ice-cream cone.
Japanese girl dressed in white eating an ice-cream cone.
A model and photographer's assistant takes a break and poses for me in Harajuku.
A model and photographer's assistant takes a break and poses for me in Harajuku.
 Posted by at 22:37
May 272010
 



 
I love documenting people on the street. I am a street photographer at heart and I am especially fond of shooting candid portraits of everyday people, showing their style, clothing, and expressions when walking in public. The fashion hub Shibuya with its millions of commuters, shoppers and visitors is my favorite hunting ground for this photographic endeavor where I try to capture my subjects unaware.

Japanese girl with a stylish face mask.
Japanese girl with a stylish face mask.
Conservatively dressed office lady with mobile flip-phone.
Conservatively dressed office lady with mobile flip-phone.
Japanese girl with a mop-top haircut and another one of them ubiquitous cell phones.
Japanese girl with a mop-top haircut and another one of them ubiquitous cell phones.
Japanese guy rubbing his nose next to his girlfriend.
Japanese guy rubbing his nose next to his girlfriend.
Handsome Japanese boy dressed in red.
Handsome Japanese boy dressed in red.
Japanese boy with a fake tan and a fake leather jacket.
Japanese boy with a fake tan and a fake leather jacket.
Stylish Japanese girl with orange hair half-hidden behind a salaryman.
Stylish Japanese girl with orange hair half-hidden behind a salaryman.
Girl with long brown hair and black cap.
Girl with long brown hair and black cap.
Japanese guy with cap and "Where have all the good time gone..." t-shirt.
Japanese guy with cap and "Where have all the good time gone..." t-shirt.
Sad Japanese girl staring at her cell phone.
Sad Japanese girl staring at her cell phone.
Thinking she is unseen in public, this young woman twists her mouth while she walks.
Thinking she is unseen in public, this young woman twists her mouth while she walks.
Japanese lady with cell phone looking for something (or someone).
Japanese lady with cell phone looking for something (or someone).
 Posted by at 18:57
May 082010
 



 
I love documenting people on the street. I am a street photographer at heart and I am especially fond of shooting candid portraits of everyday people, showing their style, clothing, and expressions when walking in public. The fashion hub Shibuya with its millions of commuters, shoppers and visitors is my favorite hunting ground for this photographic endeavor where I try to capture my subjects unaware.

A ganguro boy walking next to his good-looking friend.
A ganguro boy walking next to his good-looking friend.
An older Japanese lady dressed in brown.
An older Japanese lady dressed in brown.
Japanese boy with blond hair, black bow-tie and checkered sleeveless sweater. What a crazy combination!
Japanese boy with blond hair, black bow-tie and checkered sleeveless sweater. What a crazy combination!
Japanese girl drinking absent-mindedly from a Starbucks cup with a straw. Usually eating and drinking in public is frowned upon, but apparently she doesn't care.
Japanese girl drinking absent-mindedly from a Starbucks cup with a straw. Usually eating and drinking in public is frowned upon, but apparently she doesn't care.
A ganguro boy with a tan, lightened hair and colorful accessories.
A ganguro boy with a tan, lightened hair and colorful accessories.
A wary look from a passing Japanese woman.
A wary look from a passing Japanese woman.
Boy with pink-dyed hair.
Boy with pink-dyed hair.
Girl with long hair, contact lenses and white shirt.
Girl with long hair, contact lenses and white shirt.
A Japanese couple dressed in black & white walking hand-in hand. Note the Gothic Lolita in the background.
A Japanese couple dressed in black & white walking hand-in hand. Note the Gothic Lolita in the background.
Three young women waiting at the Meiji-dōri/Omote-sandō crossing.
Three young women waiting at the Meiji-dōri/Omote-sandō crossing.
Close portrait of a Japanese girl making a facial expression that is consider cute.
Close portrait of a Japanese girl making a facial expression that is consider cute.
Japanese guy with a colorful hoodie and white glasses.
Japanese guy with a colorful hoodie and white glasses.
 Posted by at 16:03