Using the play of light and shadow, Matsumoto creates striking compositions with a minimal touch. While capturing his subjects in-between public spaces, he manages to create a quiet environment in the middle of the buzzing city. Speaking of the inspiration behind his images, Matsumoto says: “Loneliness is a inherent feeling for the people of this town. I expressed it in a large space of monochrome.”

Hiroharu Matsumoto: 500px