This portfolio is based on work done in berlin from 2011 onwards. Published in Lucifer vol. 1, this introduction was written and may serve also as a statement on the work as well today.

moving from japan, which had a very open attitude about public photography, to germany with strong individual rights to images even in public spaces was difficult for someone who saw human life in daily motion as fascinating. Now I seem to spend more time on my other urban passion: the spaces and traces of that humanity. In that they are unheimlich and at times uncanny, these photographs speak louder to me in this empty year of death and pandemic, political uncertainties and the coming of the berlin winter of 2020.
upward but not onward