Whiskey Drinking Troubadour
Mado-sya, Tokyo, 2012. In Japanese and English. 64 pp., 8½x10½".
The invisible society we built in cyberspace is prospering well like the tower?of babel. It is the magic of anonymity helping us to express the many things we've wished to do secretly, and yet, people want to believe that this is “real communication.” On the contrary, our visible society is loosing the actual sense of expression and the personal touch of communication. We don't even need to have an individual face because the on-line network doesn't require it.
When I was living in Hollywood, I noticed that all the tourists looked the same, but desperate people living on the street all had one of a kind faces. Prostitutes, gay guys, drug addicts, exiles, criminals...those people who have already known how hard life is...tell you a lot with their eyes. Looking into a face reaches me in a deep and honest sense, and also convinces me what “real communication” is.