In June 2019, following two trips to the country in 2012 and 2018, I settled in Japan for a period of 6 months, in order to perfect my Japanese and
discover more in depth this country which fascinates me.
I took with me my camera and a furious urge to photograph this long stay, first in order to create memories and content for my networks. Little by little, over the passing months, I develop a certain intimacy with the country and its inhabitants. I then naturaly exchanged my desire to photograph beautiful landscapes with an increasingly urgent need to document Japanese people in their daily lives.
This desire reached its peak when I arrived in Tokyo in October 2019 and walked the streets of the capital, camera in hand, experimenting with a practice that was brand new to me: Street photography.
From this stay results « One Big Wave and We’re Gone », an eclectic collection of shots that began my long evolution as a photographer, from « pictorialism photography » to a more engaged street / documentary photography.