BY: MATTHEW PILLSBURY
Photographer Matthew Pillsbury dropped his tripod amidst the torrents of Tokyo’s cosmopolitan daily life. He created exposures to record up to 15 minutes of activity.
He chose Tokyo because of the city’s astounding technological advances. The Japanese capital seems to be in continual motion. People stare at their phone screens and collide with pedestrians in a haze of distraction and blinking neon signs. In this series the individual fades into a machine-man delirium.
Tokyo seems to be a place of paradox, where traditional structures stand beside state-of-the-art machinery. What is astounding is that these photos don’t only depict the expansion of Tokyo, but the increasing speed of living as humans attempt to match the pace of progress.