Monocrome photograph of Tokyo in 1995 and 2010. In 1995, when Nakafuji commented on the series of Night Crawler 2005, he said, “In the fictitious city you have carry imagination with you as currency”. After merely15 years, the street of Tokyo, the people, the textures have all completly changed. Nakafuji’s photographs have given us something insightful and unique. He express his conflicting feelings toward his native city. He produced two intense portraits of Tokyo separated by 15 years, in which the city has metamorphosed from pleasure-dome to sunless sea.

Book Size
182 x 257 mm
48 pages,, 36 images
Softcover, 2 books, slipcase
Publication Date
English, Japanese
Limited Edition

Artist Profile


Born in 1970, Tokyo, Takehiko Nakafuji dropped out from Waseda University, School of Letters, Arts and Sciences and graduated from the Photography Department of Tokyo Visual Arts College. He continues to publish his works of street photography, mainly in monochrome, and travels in and out of Japan for photo coverage jobs, including countries in Eastern Europe, Russia and Cuba. While Nakafuji is active as a photographer, he is also the owner of Gallery Niepce in Yotsuya, Tokyo. He has won the 29th Higashikawa Special Photographer Award for his series ‘Sakuan Matapaan - Hokkaido’ in 2013, and the 24th Hayashi Tadahiko Award for his series ‘STREET RAMBLER’ in 2015. His works are included in the collection of Kiyosato Photo Art Museum, Tokyo Photographic Art Museum and Shunan City Museum of Art and History.

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