Here Michio Washio Tokyo series is published containing a collection of snapshots taken in between 2005-2007. A project which began in 1980s, Tokyo 2005-2007 contains images which have primarily been captured in Shinjuku, Asakusa and Shibuya. The images both reflect and portray not only the individuals who inhabit the spaces of the city but also the atmosphere of the streets itself. Washio beautifully captures both the subject within its space, neither taking on a greater role to the other but represented and portrayed in complete balance, harmonious and interdependent.
"In contrast with the facial exressions and gestures of people, and the light, which fundamentally remain unchanged over time, it is almost bewildering how fashions and the city keep changing so dramatically. It is a habit of mine for my photographs to be populated with a lot of people, and I tend to place greater trust in reality than human wisdom. I press the shutter button with the sense of opening my arms out to everything that excites my cells, receiving them with my body".
- Excerpt Michio Washio Afterword Tokyo 2005-2007