Sliding Lives

Japan’s railway system is one of the best in the world. It serves the entire nation, and above all it is the most widely used means of transport in Tokyo, the most populous city in the world, with 37 million people. Millions of lives slip before our eyes every time a train leaves. Millions of lives that our brain records for a fraction of a second, but our mind can’t remember. Millions of lives that contain stories, experiences and passions that slip away, wagon after wagon. Stories that I cannot know, but that at least I can fix in that brief moment before that world splashes away towards the next stop. Motionless at Shinjuku station, crossed every day by 3 and a half million people, I searched in this movement, those splinters of reality.

Sliding Lives (2017)