solo work / 2018
Dear Tokyo, is a small coffee table photobook featuring pictures I photographed during my time in Tokyo, the summer of 2017. Shot entirely in 35mm color and black and white film, the photos reflect my intimate perspective of the city’s beauty. Shooting pictures has been a passion of mine for years, but it wasn’t until summer 2017 that I began to shoot analog film.
Beyond just a photobook, this book is meant to serve as a love letter to Tokyo – a city I cherish deeply. It’s a place that taught me to love art, architecture, craftsmanship, design, food, and most importantly, my own ethnic and cultural identity (half Japanese and Caribbean). These photos serve as my visual documentation of the city, but also an expression of my gratitude for shaping who I am.
Accompanying the photobook is an 8-minute beat tape of originally produced music that serves as a score for the book and its images.
Special thanks to:
University of Michigan department of Performing Arts Technology
School of Music, Theatre & Dance EXCEL Lab
Ryan Curtis Jones Student Assistance Fund
The team at People Make Places