Urban life in the bustling metropolis of Tokyo takes many and varied forms. From these, Kai-Uwe Gundlach focuses his attention on three aspects, painting and picture of life in a modern city in three chapters. One of them is SHIBUYA.
SHIBUYA tells of a place - the city's most famous street intersection - where millions meet every day, anonymous and lonely within the crowd. "In doing so", writes Georg Diez in his piece on the series, "Gundlach is not telling the often heard, pessimistic story of the fading of our culture and the loneliness of the individual in modern times. He simply documents how loneliness feels today. One could regard these images as ruminant or as threateningly empty or as a document of the evanecent self-esteem of the West at the dawn the of the 21. century. These images are thus proving their analytical, almost visionary quality. These photos not only tell of Shibuya. Looking closely, we will recognize ourselves. They are mirrors into our future.