January 20, 2013

The Solaryman


So many things about the SOLARYMAN series appeals to me.

And I think it's the same reason behind the concept that
inspired photographer Yuki Aoyama to do this series.

SORALYMAN is made up of
the word sora (sky) and salaryman.


In Japan salaryman refers to the business men
who wear suits everyday and work in a large corporation.

Back in the day (not sure when exactly)
salarymen were considered to be a powerful force
behind the economic growth of Japan.

These days though, a lot of people think of  salarymen
as over-worked and under-payed.
(which is kind of true.)

And what with this economy,
many of these salarymen are not as upbeat as before.


This is why I love the SOLARYMAN series.

It doesn't show the tired salarymen squeezed into
a packed train during their morning commute.

It shows these salarymen jumping around
all energetic and full of character!

Which they are.

I should know.
I work with them everyday.

And not being biased or anything
they are the best coworkers!

So, what do you think?




If you like this series
they are displaying poster size photos
from the SOLARYMAN series at
Libro Ikebukuro Honten Bookstore until Jan 27th.

2 comments:

  1. Great! I love it! It really reminds me of

    http://yowayowacamera.com/

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    1. Love the link! I remember reading an article about that photographer and how she would jump hundreds of times to get a good picture!

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