Appearance, 2010 – 2019
Appearance is published in 2020 by Seigensha, Kyoto, Japan
My latest work, Appearance, is a portrait project depicting people while they are singing — a pure form of self-expression.
By photographing the act of singing, I try to capture both the uniqueness and commonality of each subject. Naturally, they have their own individual physicality—how they open their mouths, move their body and finally how they connect with their audience, whether real or imaginary. They seem to stand right at the threshold of self-expression and self-consciousness. The act of singing is both personal and social; my role as the photographer is to catch that moment when both aspects intersect.