Through a mix of street photography and conceptual documentary, the Salaryman Project depicts the world of Tokyo’s male office workers (aka salarymen) and the Japanese sense of seasonal changes. (The images were used to illustrate a businessmen’s calendar book.)

Obscuring the faces on purpose is an attempt to adapt in a creative way to the constraints of portraits rights on candid photography. As a result, mystery and poetry seem to blossom around the supposedly boring corporate world.

—Bruno Quinquet