My environmental portraits of young individuals dressed in school uniforms seek to create a complex body of work and provoke questions concerning identity, education, and class system. Each image exists as a single portrait within a series, a community of photographs. The subjects, dressed in traditional uniform attire, gaze in acknowledgment of the audience. Each young student stands within his or her domestic space, yet, there exists an awkwardness in the way each presents himself or herself.
— Sarah-Marie Land
The photographer collaborates with his grandparents to create a loving, playful portrait series that pulls together elements of time, place and mixed cultural heritage.
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Portraits of singular people who gather at a lotus pond in a small park in Tokyo. 3rd Prize Winner, LensCulture Portrait Awards 2014.