This weeks Friday Photo is a wonderfully composed image by Pierfrancesco Celada from his series I Wish I Knew Your Name, Japan.
Born in Varese, Italy, in 1979, Pierfrancesco Celada completed a PhD in biomechanics before turning his attention to personal photographic projects. Celada has self-published a photographic book titled Insideout and exhibited his work in the US, UK, Italy, and Austria. He recently won the Ideastap and Magnum Photo photographic award, and is currently working on a project that explores human disconnection in Japan’s Tokyo-Nagoya-Osaka Megalopolis.
I Wish I Knew Your Name, Japan
More than 80 million people live in Japan’s Tokyo-Nagoya-Osaka Megalopolis, also called “Taiheiyo Belt”. After a 2009 visit to Japan, where Pierfrancesco Celada grew fascinated by the isolation and loneliness of such busy streets, he began wandering the Megalopolis in 2010, using his camera to peer inside the “closed box” of Japanese (and modern urban) culture.