Greg Girard

Sabukaru: Before the Bubble Era: Memories from Japan by Greg Girard

“The saying “a picture is worth a thousand words” may be an overused cliché, but it breaks down the power of images and their influence on how we perceive our surroundings. People remember best what they see and process visuals 60 000 times faster than text. In fact, we can understand what an image means […]

Inside Hook: A New Book Features Otherworldly Photographs of Japan in the 1970s

“Every city is home to thousands of stories. If you look through photographer Greg Girard’s new book JAL 76-88, you’ll find dozens of evocative images taken across Japan in the 1970s and 1980s. Some feature neon-drenched urban landscapes, the kind of haunted cityscape that seems tailor-made for the opening shot of a film noir.” View full article […]

Aesthetica Magazine: A Neon-Soaked City

Ridley Scott’s film adaptation of Blade Runner came out in 1982. It’s since become the blueprint for high-tech, neon-soaked dystopia and cyberpunk aesthetics: cities emblazoned with colourful billboards and 24-hour artificial light. Six years prior to its release, Canadian photographer Greg Girard (b. 1955) arrived in Tokyo. “Blade Runner-esque” had yet to enter the lexicon, and he […]

Atlas Obscura: The Strange Saga of Kowloon Walled City

The most densely populated city on Earth had only one postman. His round was confined to an area barely a hundredth of a square mile in size. Yet within that space was a staggering number of addresses: 350 buildings, almost all between 10 and 14 stories high, occupied by 8,500 premises, 10,700 households, and more than […]

The Face: Inside the mystery of Kowloon’s Walled City

When photographer Greg Girard (@gregforaday) visited Hong Kong in the mid-70s, he’d heard of a mysterious community set in the heart of the country, where prostitutes and priests lived side-by-side, and drug addicts and children walked the same halls. He’d never seen pictures, nor did he know anyone who had visited. Read the full article here

Design Boom: TOP 10 reader submissions of 2019 – photography to change perspectives

in addition to the numerous architecture and design projects, our readers have also delighted us with a variety of intriguing photography series in 2019. not just beautifully composed images, over the past year we have enjoyed many submissions that also alter reality, raise awareness of a specific social issue, or simply take us on a journey […]