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"When I started photographing in Tokyo, my core subjects were elsewhere: in the developing world. And of course in my homeland, England.
"Things changed when I met my wife, Miyako Yamada. I now had a compelling reason for being in Japan.
"I started with a large project on Mount Fuji; later, when I brought my other Japanese material together, some images emerged, insisting on my attention, in a manner that felt like the beginnings of a book.
"This process had a strong echo of what happened with an earlier book, The Pleasure Principle.
"The book is about Tokyo, my Tokyo."
-photographer Chris Steele-Perkins
About the Author
Chris Steele-Perkins (British, 1947- ) was born in Rangoon, Burma. After graduating from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and while lecturing in psychology, he began freelancing as a photographer. He won the Oscar Barnack Prize and the Tom Hopkinson award for British Photojournalism in 1988, and the Robert Capa Gold Medal in 1989.