THE MELTING POT
The Melting Pot by @shimpei_1102 captures the vibrancy and diversity that London has to offer. It is made up of a number of photographs, interviews and objects he collected while living in city, then turned into a collage and finally into a zine.
"I was born in Tokyo, and have spent the last 22 years of my life in the city.
Whilst I enjoyed the lifestyle, and consider Tokyo to be beautiful, after living in London I suddenly felt restricted with the way of life and need to broaden my horizons and travel.
I was absolutely obsessed with what I saw there - Music, Graffiti, Skaters, Artists and just the energy of the youth.
London is such a multicultural city, an aspect that contributes to its rich and lively youth culture.
My point was documenting the creativity and vibes of London to see how the diverse society works. I’m therefore trying to communicate how diverse societies are happier and more creative than homogeneous ones through my work."