Hiroharu Matsumoto – Minimalist Urban Photography

Silence, loneliness, and minimalism in Tokyo’s urban spaces captured in black and white by Japanese photographer Hiroharu Matsumoto.

Born in 1965, Hiroharu Matsumoto is a Tokyo-based photographer who specializes in dramatic black and white images of his urban environment. Despite living in the world’s largest metropolitan area, Hiroharu Matsumoto doesn’t want to show the stereotypical images of a vibrant, bustling city. His aim is to explore the unique loneliness of Tokyo’s residents. With a focus on minimalist compositions, he captures the loneliness in artificial environments. His photographs have something quiet, an almost thoughtful mood.

A small selection of the images can be seen below. For more, please visit Hiroharu Matsumoto’s website or follow this talented photographer on Instagram: @hiroharu.matsumoto

Geometric – pattern design.
‘Geometric’, a woman is walking along this pattern design on a rainy day.
Alone
Alone, a man on his way to work or maybe back home.
Arc – silence, space, and minimalism in urban environments.
Arc – silence, space, and minimalism in urban environments.
Colonnaded.
‘Colonnaded’ – the photographer captures unique compositions in a dramatic black and white.
Dove – urban photography by Hiroharu Matsumoto.
Dove – unique urban photography by Hiroharu Matsumoto.
Frame – geometric architecture.
‘Frame’, a little boy framed by geometric architecture.
Hand in Hand.
A mother and her child crossing the street hand in hand.
Line by Japanese photographer Hiroharu Matsumoto.
‘Line’, another stunning shot by Japanese photographer Hiroharu Matsumoto.
Wave
Wave – using a high contrast, the photographer has captured the curved shapes of the stairs.

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