“Good Ordinary People”

This month’s exhibition in the Foreign Correspondent’s Club Main Bar is by Yu-ki Matsuoka and is called “Good Ordinary People.”

The photos are from a shotengai shopping mall in Yokohama. I didn’t really understand the title at first, but here is how Yu-ki explains it:

“What I discovered in Matsubara Shopping mall is that the people there seemed happier than the other people I knew. At the time, I was a struggling photographer in the fashion industry where everyone was trying to look different and superior to others.

I felt out of place being in that kind of industry, but I felt connected to the people in the Matsubara shopping mall. They seemed far more sincere and happy than most people in the industry.”

Please check out the exhibition if you are in Tokyo and have time. The photos are beautiful and the I think many working photographers can empathize with Yu-ki.

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Information about exhibiting at the FCCJ.

What I discovered in Matsubara Shopping mall is that the people there seemed happier than the other people I knew. At the time, I was a struggling photographer in the fashion industry where everyone was trying to look different and superior to others.

I felt out of place being in that kind of industry, but I felt connected to the people in the Matsubara shopping mall. They seemed far more sincere and happy than most people in the industry.”

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