Japan-based Mankichi Shinshi (b.1984) is a documentary photographer with a special interest in seeking non-staged compositions in public spaces. In his series Full of Null he sought to edit these scenes from which he was disconnected, and make of them something “lovable”.  

In his artist’s statement he writes: “After I heard that it was "one of the most crowded places in the world", I decided to visit the beach in Qingdao, China. Qingdao in May was chilly and foggy — it was still off-season. I could sense that this place had at one point been full of exuberant people, and in the subsequent emptiness, I felt a sense of loss. Although many people will come back again, these sentimental sceneries seen just only at this season and climate have a dreamy comfort, which gently wrap around every occurrence”.

All images © Mankichi Shinshi

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