by Norihisa Hosaka
I am currently taking landscape photographs of Tokyo under my favorite theme, “Retrospective Luminescence.”
In the 80’s, key word in cultural movement was Cyberpunk; the 21st century near-future Tokyo viewed in movies, literature and music. The chaotic image of Cyberpunk Tokyo has become a fixture by the 90's.
Today, the image of near-future Japan created three decades ago, Cyberpunk Tokyo, seems somewhat a nostalgic reminiscence and has become one of the fictitious histories of Tokyo.
We realize that Tokyo has not become the cyberpunk city we often seen in the films. However, I feel a possibility of Tokyo and Japan becoming something we have envisioned in the 80's. I want to take photographs of not now, not the past, and not the future but of a mixed timeline.
Norihisa Hosaka is a photographer based in Tokyo, Japan.
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