Japanese photographer Tatsuo Suzuki captures the dynamic energy of Tokyo in his gritty, black and white street photos. With a background in law at the prestigious Waseda University, Suzuki didn’t start pursuing photography until 2008, but his striking images showcase his natural talent at documenting the spontaneous, everyday moments around him.
With a stylized aesthetic that makes use of deep contrast, heavy grain, longer shutter speeds, and motion blur, Suzuki’s photos paint a picture of a lively, almost chaotic, metropolis. Armed with his camera, an eye for composition, and an impeccable sense of timing, the photographer creates a stunning visual collection of the eclectic characters who live in his city. From the young women with piercing gazes, to the skateboarder napping on the sidewalk, to the man dressed in a Pikachu costume, each person both blends into and stands out from the bustling crowds that have become synonymous with Tokyo’s urban landscape.