Matsumoto photographs loneliness in one of the largest cities in the world, where few expect to find.
“Loneliness is a feeling that the people of this city. I expressed it in a vast, monochrome space,” says the photographer.
In the second half of the 20th century, Japan experienced a period of unprecedented economic growth. But he had consequences, one of them is the phenomenon of “karoshi”. The consequences of the Japanese economic miracle called the word meaning “death from recycling.” “I think this dramatic growth has led to many social problems, including decreased fertility, loneliness, mortality,” writes the Tokyo photographer Hiroharu Matsumoto (Matsumoto, Hiroharu).
“Loneliness lurks in the hearts of most people who live in a huge metropolis called Tokyo,” says Matsumoto. Most of its minimalistic black-and-white photographs for the series “Silent Tokyo” he made in the Central part of the Japanese capital, isolating individual figures in the crowd. “With this project I wanted to find silence, which in a huge public place occurs only at the moment”.