Afterwords from the photobook by Hitomi:
A multiple of people — strangers — cross paths throughout the towns of Tokyo. Each creates his or her own story, with his or her own background, in the limited time they have in this world. Other people are really mirrors of you and me, a window into the state of human society. Our daily life may seem to be ordinary, but isn’t it a sequence of miracles? I shoot guided by the sparkling 'lightwaves' all around, and what I have seen is recorded in my photographs. While shooting, a quiet voice in my heart says to the people I photograph, “hello, thank you, and farewell… until perhaps we meet again”. I am deeply grateful to all people who appear in this book, which I hope bridges the present to the people “we are” in the future.
We are: Tokyo 2015-2018
Snapshots of “Our daily life” in towns in Tokyo.
“Hitomi Yoshida's camera cuts through the
bottomless labyrinth that we call the city,
exposing to the light the nature of countless
desires lurking in the ordinary”.
- Daido Moriyama