Shin Noguchi: Hawaii 2016

Shin Noguchi is an award winning street photographer based in Kamakura and Tokyo, Japan. He describes his street photography as an attempt to capture extraordinary moments of excitement, beauty and humanism, among the flow of everyday life and has a discreet, poetic and enigmatic approach that is sensitive to the subtleties and complexities of Japanese culture without using posed/staged and no-finder/hip shot. “Street photography always projects the “truth”. The “truth” that I talk about isn’t necessarily that I can see, but they also exist in society, in street, in people’s life. and I always try to capture this reality beyond my own values and viewpoint/perspective.” He is also featured in MAP Talent 2014, Liberation, Haaretz, The Independent, Leica Blog, The Street Photographer’s Manual, LensCulture, and many others.

“What I have always longed for was the privilege of living forever away up on one of those mountains in the Sandwich (Hawaii) Islands overlooking the sea…no alien land in all the world has any deep strong charm for me but that one, no other land could so longingly and so beseechingly haunt me, sleeping and waking, through half a lifetime, as that one has done. Other things leave me, but it abides,other things change, but it remains the same…” 

- Mark Twain

View more of Shin Noguchi’s photographic works on his website.