The Salaryman Project (2006-present) tells the story of Tokyo's male office worker, aka salaryman. To reference office life and the cycle of the seasons in the Japanese capital, the work comes in the form of an illustrated business agenda. Beyond the documentary aspect, the project is an attempt to adapt creatively to the increasing constraints of portrait rights on candid street photography.
2LDK (=2 bedrooms apartment) is a collage work. Photos of frosted glass windows sampled in the city are pasted into photos of my own apartment in Tokyo. The work is a play with private spaces and also suggests how we are increasingly surrounded by screen base imagery.
In 2006, after a 20 years career as a recording engineer in Paris, I started photography during a stay in Japan. This encounter decided me to stay and study there.
Since my graduation from Tokyo Visual Arts Photography Department in 2009, I am active as a Japan-based photographer.
I favour simple but slightly cryptic images that reflect my contemplative and introspective approach to life in the city.
After a 20-year career as a recording engineer in France, Bruno Quinquet (1964) became a photographer in Japan. As soon as he graduated from Tokyo Visual Arts photography college, his original approach to street photography was noticed internationally. He now lives in Tokyo where he established the Bureau d'Etudes Japonaises.
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