Whether it is to preserve a memory, capture an expression or simply escape to another world, photographs have always been an easy vehicle to do so. At a very first glance of Torako Matsuda’s work, escape is almost involuntary.

This Japanese photographer manages to effortlessly capture the world around us in stunning monochrome; and in doing so, she brings out a subtle beauty that most of us tend to frequently miss.

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In her five years of delving into the art of photography, Torako’s work has ranged from shots of cities and everyday objects to those intimate and personal moments that go unnoticed.

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And while she may not think of herself as an artist, Torako maintains that she simply wants to do what she loves. The art of it all, is a lovely and welcomed byproduct. Untitled-1As for her approach to this art form, Torako’s motto is simple – “Always take pictures that make you think about something new every time you see them.”

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