Born in Tokyo, in 1991, Miri Matsufuji began taking photography seriously in 2010 after a chance encounter with acclaimed photographer Peter Sutherland opened her eyes to the possibilities of photography. Since that fateful moment, the 29-year-old photographer has documented her life in Tokyo.
Her spontaneous images are very personal and imbued with a dishevelled glamour, with each and every one telling a small story about the city that she calls home and the people who populate her life. She says she tries to avoid giving too much direction to her subjects and says that she never tells her subjects to pose and always waits and watches them until something happens. Her intention is to create an atmosphere in which they feel comfortable, so she can capture images that are natural and reflect their personalities.
Matsufuji once described her photography as “collecting moments” but she now says she realises it’s more like she is ‘ trying to make her life look as romantic and sparkly as movies are’.