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John Lou Miles Captures Everyday Life in Japan

By: Meghan Young - Published: • References: johnloumiles.4ormat and swipelife
When traveling through a foreign country, it can feel as though it is filled with faceless people; that feeling is captured in John Lou Miles' Japan photo series. In photographing this exotic culture and its people, the American traveler managed to translate his outsider point of view perfectly.

John Lou Miles, a TV, advertising and film consultant in Los Angeles, is no stranger to pop culture and story-telling; thus, he was able to imbue his photos with an artistic narrative that is at once abstract and concrete. By focusing on the anonymous faces that roam the cities in Japan, John Lou Miles is able to tell the everyday story of life in this traditional yet modern society. He shoots a wide range of people and situations to do so.