120 b/w photographs. Text in English, German, Italian, Spanish and French.
Tokyo is a city of contrasts and contradictions in which East coexists with West; modernity thrives amidst age-old traditions, and orderliness prevails in one of the most densely populated cities in the world. This striking collection of black & white photographs illustrates all of these truisms about this complex city and its inhabitants. Whether he's photographing a rooftop shrine set against the skyscrapers of the Shinjuku High rise district, a swirling mass of commuters in Tokyo Station at rush hour, or the tranquil beauty of the Imperial Palace, Ben Simmons' photographs both radiate with Tokyo's vitality and reveal its enduring traditions.
Photographs by Ben Simmons.