TOKYO-2018 People / Family

Oyako (An Ode to Parents and Children

  • Prize
    Gold in People/Family
  • Photographer
    Bruce Osborn
  • Agency / Studio
    Ozone Inc.
  • Photo Date
    August 2018

Oyako is the Japanese word for parent and child. This series started with an assignment to photograph punk musicians when I hit on the idea of photographing them with their parents. I thought it would be an amusing way to bring out the differences in lifestyles and fashions between the two generations. The pictures revealed so much, I decided to continue exploring this theme as a way of looking at how their culture adapts to change. Covering Japanese society in all its variety, I took musicians, sushi chefs, monks, sports figures, adult film actresses, celebrities and the family next door.