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 […]