JAPAN

Travel/Documentary

2016

“Konnichiwa!”

To our big surprise the old man gently bowed as he welcomed us to Japan, complemented by calming traditional music coming from the airport speakers. Good manners and a cultivated culture are just few aspects of Japan that make everyday life here so different. Even though there’s so much we have in common, more often than not I am amazed by all the small details that make their daily life so distinct.

To give our two week stay a little bit more spice I decided to photograph anything mundane that amazes me. Finding the mystical beauty, the extraordinary in the ordinary was my mission. A journey started by the old man in the airport, surprising me in a simple moment, continued by other fellow natives who astonished me with their approach on life, religion and culture.

An exploration of Japan in the summer of 2016.

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Shibuya, Tokyo

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Shibuya, Tokyo

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Subway, Tokyo

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Shinjuku, Tokyo

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Central Station, Kyoto

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Yokohama Bay

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Yokohama Bay

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Takeshita Street, Tokyo

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Shinjuku, Tokyo

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Enoshima

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Yuigahama Beach, Kamakura

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Yuigahama Beach, Kamakura

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Kōtoku-in, Kamakura

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Hiroshima Castle

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Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima Island

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Miyajima Island

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Miyajima Island

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Miyajima Island

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Fushimi Inari Taisha, Kyoto

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Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gū, Kamakura

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Fushimi Inari Taisha, Kyoto

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Kyoto

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Central Station, Kyoto

ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER

Hey there! My name is Sam and I was born in the german speaking part of Switzerland. I am a documentary and portrait photographer, passionated traveler and minimalist. I love indie sounds, meditation and muesli (my secret sauce to get myself going in the morning).

Very recently I got married to my better half, a beautiful filipina soul called Belle and together we like to travel whenever we can.

Leave me a message if you liked this project at hello@samwithacam.com

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