As a photographer in Japan, I was exhilarated by the geometry of the architecture and in one way, these images are studies of the built environment, but they are also street photographs, split second gestures. In Japan, where men wear suits to work and woman carry umbrellas to protect their skin from sunlight, there is an extraordinary sense of propriety and purpose to life on the street. My photographs are an effort to capture that alignment between the shape of the architecture and the activity of public life. Excerpts Japan