Something Here | Shibakoen, Tokyo, 2012
These photos are part of Shin Noguchi’s on-going colour street photography project “Something Here”.
They beautifully capture moments that are absurd and peculiar, yet at the same time deeply human. In a colourful and humoristic way, Noguchi draws attention to the little quirks in everyday existence- the lapses, the breakdowns, the submissions to eccentricity, the things people do when they think no one’s looking. His photographic eye gravitates to the private and self-absorbed occurrences that unfold (almost) unnoticed amidst the hustle and bustle of Japanese urban life.
Something Here | Tumon, Guam, 2011
Something Here | Yuigahama, Kamakura, 2012
Something Here | Nagai, Yokosuka, 2011
Something Here | Hodogaya, Yokohama, 2012
Something Here | Omachi, Kamakura, 2011
Something Here | Hase, Kamakura, 2012
Something Here | Ginza, Tokyo, 2014
Something Here | Enoshima, Fujisawa, 2011
Something Here | Shibakoen, Tokyo, 2013
Something Here | Yoyogi, Tokyo, 2013
Something Here | Ofuna, Kamakura, 2014
Something Here | JGSDF Camp Takigahara, Gotemba, 2014
Shin Noguchi is an award winning street photographer based in Kamakura and Tokyo, Japan. He describes his street photography as an attempt to capture extraordinary moments of excitement, beauty and humanism, among the flow of everyday life and has a discreet, poetic and enigmatic approach that is sensitive to the subtleties and complexities of Japanese culture without using posed/staged or no-finder/hip shots.
“Street photography always projects the “truth”. The “truth” that I talk about isn’t necessarily that I can see, but they also exist in society, in street, in people’s life. and I always try to capture this reality beyond my own values and viewpoint/perspective.”
His complete portfolio can be found at http://www.shinnoguchiphotography.com/