お風呂 (Ofuro)
Project info

This ongoing project is titled「お風呂」, which reads “Ofuro” (meaning “bath”) in Japanese. Here I visually explore the bathroom of a typical Japanese old apartment, isolating ordinary objects to compose a dramatic portrait of a place that has such a cultural significance in Japan.

Focusing on representative objects of the bathroom, I’ve tried to represent this empty setting as a place that has a life of its own, where the drops of water remaining on the objects hint at somebody having used it shortly before we have witnessed the scene. Chiaroscuro lighting with large black areas in the background adds drama to the atmosphere.