Kazuo Haraya


I walk around my neighborhood almost every weekend with my camera. I point it at views that most people find boring. I find beauty and solitude in those views.

There’s something about documenting a changing city that makes me feel good about myself. Photographing the city means documenting its changes, the changes in the environment and people’s desires and loneliness.

I will continue to photograph the quietly-changing city with my camera.

— Kazuo Haraya, Aichi, Japan