Naniwa; A City Without a Face – By Akiti Dezem

This five year analogue photo project started in late 2015. The Japanese name “Naniwa” (なに わ) refers to the old name of the city of Osaka (Japan), where the entire project was carried out. Initially, it was inspired by the words of the Italian writer Italo Calvino: “cities are like dreams, made of desires and fears” – with my eyes through the camera viewfinder, I tried to translate Calvino’s words into images.