Honorable Mention TOKYO-2020 People / Culture

Lost In Tension

  • Photographer
    Andreas Kremer
  • Agency / Studio
    Imverbund Gmbh
  • Photo Date

The Japanese culture can be mysterious and founded on a series of contrasts in behaviour and morals. The results of strictness manifest in very private ways. It's almost as if there are a day and night to this culture. My images inflect this opinion of a dual notion culture, both overt and subtle, a coexistence of behaviour that might otherwise seem opposed to one another almost rely on one another for each to thrive. One never knows the complete story; the experience is very different depending on the side that is shared.

Andreas Kremer was born near Cologne, Germany, where he is still living. After his studies of information science he worked in the economy for many years. In 2013 he became involved with photography again, quitted his consulting job and hasn’t put down his camera since. 2015 he started to work commercially by photographing Architecture and Interior Design. Andreas still enjoys to do this, but he prefers to pursue personal projects. His first photobook about Japan/Tokyo was published August 2019 at KERBER Verlag.