Takuya (JPN), Photographer, Kanagawa

‘It was Kurt Cobain’s voice that made me fall in love with music. Later I ventured to the genre of hardcore, bringing a love for tattoos along with it. Immediately I had this view of myself covered in tattoos and I’ve been adding stuff to reach that goal ever since.’

‘I try to take that be who you want to be-mentality to heart in everything I do. I’m a chef at a restaurant and I design clothing for my brand Days of Youth, but photography is my true passion. Nothing makes me feel better than going out and taking pictures, discovering the world through my point-of-view. I’m continuously inspired by everything around me, by the beauty of things. That’s just how I live my life, by these two pillars: love and curiosity. Because if it doesn’t feel good, why even bother?’