A fascinating glimpse into the world of the Tokyo businessman by Bruno Quinquet

Date
4 May 2012
Reading Time
1 minute read

Sometimes I like the idea of being in business, I’d definitely dress a lot smarter in their no-nonsense, no-denim environment and I’d probably feel a lot more efficient and proactive. But alas the pressures would get to me, the competition, the glass ceiling and the restriction on music playing in the office would get too much.

Still, an insight into this world is always welcome especially when it’s done so well. Photographer Bruno Quinquet provides us with just this, in his series called Salaryman Project, which observes the Japanese office worker in Tokyo’s landscape. With their faces obscured, mystery is created as we peek at them through frosted windows and peer over their shoulder at lunch. About to be published as a book, the photos have been paired brilliantly and allow us to see these businessmen as more than just a bunch of suits.

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Bruno Quinquet: Salaryman Project

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Bruno Quinquet: Salaryman Project

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Rebecca Fulleylove

Rebecca became staff writer at It’s Nice That in March 2016 before leaving the company at the end of 2017. Before joining the company full time she worked with us on a freelance basis many times, as well as stints at Macmillan Publishers, D&AD, Dazed and frieze.

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