Tokyo is a study in contrasts, existing either centuries in the past or minutes into the future but nowhere in between. One sunny afternoon on a street corner in Marunouchi, I watched a woman in a black business suit chat with a friend wearing a traditional kimono. That night in Shinjuku, I walked a narrow alley lined with six-stool yakatori restaurants, all grease and bare light bulbs and the sound of steam and shouting cooks; directly above I glimpsed the stars between the tops of skyscrapers.
Joseph O. Holmes
Joseph O. Holmes' photographs have hung in solo and group shows around the world. His series "The Booth” was a Featured Exhibition of Toronto's CONTACT Photography Festival, following its four-month run at New York City’s Museum of the Moving Image. Among other awards, Holmes has been honored with a Curator's Commendation at the Houston Center for Photography, first prize in MPLS Photo Center's 2010 Portraits Exhibition, Honorable Mention in the Silver Eye Gallery's Fellowship Competition, Honorable Mention in the PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris Competition, and Honorable Mention in the Photographic Center Northwest's 12th Annual Competition. He has been a Top 50 and Finalist in Critical Mass/Photolucida and twice invited to the Review Santa Fe juried portfolio review. He lives in Brooklyn and is represented by Jen Bekman Gallery, New York City.