THE MODERN RUINS OF JAPAN
Haikyo 廃墟 - meaning 'ruins' in Japanese
From the snowy mountains of Hokkaido to the tropics of Okinawa, these modern ruins or, ‘Haikyo’, provide a romantically silent contrast to a country known for the brightness, sound and movement that swells throughout its bustling metropolises.
With many spaces now demolished, these visual fragments document what is now an erased moment in the process of Japans urban evolution. All culturally significant, each photograph is a platform where the observer can reflect upon this resilient countries hidden journey from permanence to disposability, composition to decomposition and construction to deconstruction.