Megumi Otsuka’s book “Tokyo” chronicles the Japanese megacity through small moments captured in black-and-white film images.
The 2012 book consists of 70 photographs taken since Otsuka began shooting street photography in Tokyo in 2003. Her photographic style focuses on innocuous, everyday scenes that radiate with subtle energy. Paying great care to the balance between her subjects and their surroundings, her photographs depict the inner workings of human nature, from joy to anger, sadness and emptiness.
Her series received an Honorable Mention in the 2020 Monovisions Photography Awards.