I fell in love with J-Pop when I was 16 years old but never thought of travel to Japan until I further my study in Australia and discover Japanese Photography during my freshman year.
After I completed my essays about Asian Photography where I mainly focus on Japan during my final senior year of University The urge to explore Japan especially Tokyo is getting stronger day by day.
The year 2010 is a very memorable year for me. Freshly graduate and started my first job as a Photojournalist. Upon purchasing my first point and shoot digital camera, the Ricoh GRD II.
With just a small compact camera, I brought myself to Japan backpacking for 20 days and explore the country from Tokyo to Fukuoka.
My first sight in Tokyo upon touching the ground in Akihabara after landed at Haneda Airport still reminds me how exciting am I on that day.
This is my first journey wondering around Japan. Let's explore Japan together in black and white with me in this photobook.
- Flanegan Bainon
Text from book introduction.