I had just returned to Japan in 1980, after studying for four years in Flanders where time moves slowly, and the atmosphere is very relaxed. In addition to the rapidly advancing westernization, the reality of this new Tokyo, where old pre-war Show ais blended with modern Showa (post-war) looked disorderly and chaotic to me, and it was not easy to capture it visually.
I struggled to realize my own mode of expression in this home country of mine, and began by chasing lights of the night-time to deflect this chaos.
Toshio Shibata, 2015
Toshio SHIBATA : YODAKA
2015/Zen Foto Gallery／JPY15,000.-
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