Summer with Melody

Some years ago in summer in Tokyo. I used to hang out with Melody a lot.

Long time ago in Tokyo.

Visiting Finland in 2022

I visited the country I was born in. This time a stab of loneliness. It’s impossible to explain it. It felt like the country had turned it’s back on me.

But the trees smelled just like they always did.

Photos of N

I took these photos last week of N.
There is not much I can write about the photos because they already speak for themselves.
But I suppose the way I take photos is intensive and sentimental process for me. The pictures anticipate the following solitude. The moment that is forever in the photos but never again. I only watch you and the tidal wave from other side. I am thankful for getting to know you.
Then I wish I could increase the beauty in the world a little a bit.


I took pictures with actress Narumi Sakurai. It was such a nice day.

We took a walk in old Japanese shopping street with a lot of old and broken buildings. Some of the buildings were being demolished and some trees were being cut.

I think photography for me is a kind of intimate process. I like to take a photo in casual setting. There are no hard rules.

Old film

I found old film that I had forgotten to develop. I had seen it floating around in my cupboard. Today I finally decided to develop it. I was unsure if it was some test film that had just some nonsense or blank frames in it. After pouring out the fixer I was happy to notice it had images.

I used to have a friend from Kyoto. She visited Yokohama sometimes. I lost in touch with her. She was in one of the frames.

Actually taking reliving a moment through photos is unnatural. Before we had camera we were not able to do that, we had to live in the moment because we had no way of getting the moment back. Maybe to take photo is one of our way to fight entropy, our effort to try to avoid the inevitable heat death. Actually universe is getting colder little by little but we humans try to keep warm.

I used to say “it is very natural action for me to take a photo” but actually can photography be natural? Because it is like cheating, we try to hold onto what cannot be held onto.

Seeing images like this and being reminded of people I no longer can see.. It does make me feel.

I guess

Material things are not made to last
and then I would like to live a long life


Some summer ago in Tokyo.