I recently came across the work of Jun Yamamoto on social media and I was astounded how his street photography had captured Tokyo in a way that I had only imagined in my dreams.
Crowds, neon lights, tall buildings, hustle, energy, electricity, modernity mixed with ages of the Shogun, it was all visible in his breathtaking series of photos on the streets of Tokyo. Jun has truly captured the spirit of the city that never sleeps, nor in my opinion belongs to our time, but a place set firmly in the future, almost offering a “Bladerunner” experience in the early 21st century.
Jun is a Tokyo based Photographer who was born on September 8th, 1981 in Tokyo, Japan.
He graduated in Tokyo Metropolitan Industrial Arts Senior High School on 2000. After he graduated, Jun worked in Sony Music Entertainment and also worked as a graphic designer, art direction and fashion photographer.
On 2008, He launched his own studio, which called “OLJATO STUDIO” The word meant “moon in the water” and started to work as a photographer.
The busy city, filled with crowds holding umbrellas from the rain under neon lights reminds me of the book”Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?“, which went onto be re-titled “Bladerunner – Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep“
If you would like to know more about his work visit https://www.facebook.com/junyamamotojun/ or https://designyoutrust.com/2019/05/photographer-jun-yamamoto-captures-the-magic-of-japan-streets-at-night/ to see a selection of his street photography.