TOKYO KINGYO The view you see might not be true in the lights and in the shadows. Everything has two sides in it?beauty and ugliness, vice and virtue, light and darkness, etc. and it depends on you how you look at it and how you understand it. At the crossing of Shibuya, at the station of Shinjuku and at the main street of Ginza, I photograph scenery of what I see there and then think about the present time which was linked from the past and to the future. Photographs might be the capture of one single moment of the world. However, I always have a strange feeling that there might be another world behind my photographs, another tense behind. The only thing I need in a motion of my shooting photographs is the understanding of a moment of capturing things by heart. It is what I used to do when I really deserved to do. Michiko Makino
Photographer Michiko Makino was born in Gunma, Japan and has been exhibiting in Japan and internationally since 2007. Her rich double exposures of life in Toyko are presented in her project: Toyko Kingyou. Originally a housewife, Makino learned photography from Yoshiharu Higa, professor emeritus of Long Island University, during the eight years she was in New York for her husbandís job. She chose photography, she says, because she wanted to take pictures of her son.