Memories of Tokyo
This is a set of photographies that in fact are extracted stills from video clips that I recorded in Tokyo with my Blackmagic pocket 4K. After living in Tokyo for eight years I moved back to Barcelona on 2012 and then to Taiwan where I am actually based. I finally visited back Tokyo in 2019 after almost eight years and my feelings were a mixture of nostalgia, excitement and sadness. This city was a place that I used to call home, but after many years I somewhat felt like I was a foreigner in my own country. Both me and the city have been evolving into different directions after our ways separated. Tokyo has tried hard to open itself to foreigners, but I fear that with internationalisation it may also lose its identity. Tokyo is essentially a fascinating place full of stories in any corner. You can literally get lost and re-discover a new city every time. However, I always envisioned Tokyo as a sad place. If you become part of it, you will feel how this city slowly absorbs your energy and time. Days are short, and everything changes quickly, becoming part of a past that fades away at high speed, becoming soon a sad memory. For that reason I want to capture this unique beautiful sadness in these images. No matter how it changes, this will always be to me the most inspiring and fascinating place in the world.