The lines between outsider and insider blur dramatically in Jacob Aue Sorbol’s visceral vignettes of urban Tokyo. Having moved there in 2006 with his girlfriend, he turned to photography to quell the overwhelming sense of isolation and loneliness in a foreign culture that seemed impenetrable. Driven by intuition and fervour to make the city his own, he sidestepped the glittering façade of the bustling metropolis for the private domain of the individual presence.
About the Artist
Jacob Aue Sorbol was born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1976. He studied at the European Film College and from 1998 at Fatamorgana, the Danish School of Art Photography. He photographed his book, I, Tokyo for 18 months after moving to Tokyo in 2006. Since 2007, Sobol has been a nominee at Magnum Photos.