“I’m in Tokyo. It’s dark and raining. Everything blurs around me. The faces, lights, the times I’ve gone through. I feel myself fading away, losing control. I’m not worried, far from it: a sense of stillness, recognition and renewal flows through me. Beyond the first mists that hampered my sight, everything now comes limpid, crystal clear. I begin to tidy up my lifetime, trying to comprehend why I came here”.
TOKYO BLUR is the fourth project I’ve developed in Tokyo since 2007, a city with which I have a close relationship for years. Through images in black and white, mostly of them at night, and often close to abstraction, I show a mysterious, sensual, rainy and “blurred” Tokyo. Blur which has a metaphorical intention.
Symbolically, this series of photographs attempts to capture those moments when we’re out of our regular environment, “out of focus”, removed from everyday rutine and stress.
Usually, in our everyday life, we try to control everything around us. On the contrary, when we’re far from our cultural references, without understanding many of things surrounding us, we can realize that trying to control our life is impossible. Better live it.
Perhaps it’s just a paradox, but that’s my feeling every time I go in my beloved Tokyo. There are many situations “out of focus” around me: customs, behaviors, some conversations… However, that fact, allows me a better understanding about myself and my own life.
Recently, in November 2014, I’ve published a photobook of this project. It can get more information in