“Tokyo Blur” shows a mysterious, sensual, rainy and blurred Tokyo — photographed in black and white, mostly at night, in spring during the cherry blossom time.

On a metaphorical level, this series of photographs attempts to capture those moments when we are out of our regular environment, “out of focus”, and removed from everyday sensation and mundane stress. Perhaps is just a paradox, but that’s my feeling every time I go to my beloved Tokyo, far from my own cultural references. There are lots of situations “out of focus” around me: behaviors, manners, and words that I don’t understand completely. However, that perception allow me a better understanding about my own life and who I am.

Here, I’ve tried to create a short story, a kind of a photographic haiku.

— Cesar Ordoñez