After the magnitude 9 earthquake in March 11th 2011, Japan sank by several cm. The earth moved like an angry beast, it shook the sea and went back to a restless sleep leaving us powerless to contemplate on our existence. three months after the earthquake most people were gone. No one searching for bodies, no one trying to recover their belongings. Only construction workers, were left, demolishing the ruins of cities and villages. In the areas that sank, the water had taken over. The sea came inland, either permanently or during the high tide hours. These landscapes of disaster, reminiscent of an underworld, are now gone but hopefully not forgotten as monuments of our powerlessness and the transience of life.

UNDERWORLD was a limited edition (50 copies) self published book that was made to accompany a synonymous photography exhibition in 2013.

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