• SHARE

Back in the day, photos used to be produced in a darkroom, where a film negative would be enlarged to expose a sheet of paper. The paper would appear blank, until swished gently in a bath of developer fluid. Gradually, an image would emerge.

This way of processing might be the perfect metaphor to describe the life of Japanese-Canadian photographer George Nobechi. For 12 years, Nobechi worked in the world of finance, trading stocks and taking on stressful jobs that left his world looking blank. One day, he gave up the office, and plunged into a completely different bath, pursuing a career in photography. This is when his imagination really began to develop.

Unable to view this article?

This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software.

Please add japantimes.co.jp and piano.io to your list of allowed sites.

If this does not resolve the issue or you are unable to add the domains to your allowlist, please see out this support page.

We humbly apologize for the inconvenience.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.

SUBSCRIBE NOW

PHOTO GALLERY (CLICK TO ENLARGE)