“Im not sure what the trouble was that started all of this” Let The Poets Cry Themselves To Sleep 2017 ©Uchujin-AdrianStorey
(published all over the world including CNN, The BBC, The Guardian, La Revue, Der Spiegel, GUP magazine and countless blogs)
It wasn’t long after first arriving in Japan I started noticing people asleep on the streets.
As an insomniac I have always been very interested in sleep and coming from a country where if you slept on the street you would likely wake up without your wallet and your shoes (and probably far worse), I was fascinated.
What started out as a very personal exploration of my own relationship with sleep turned into a commentary on overwork and alcohol abuse in Japanese society.
The full series can be viewed on my main site HERE and the 10 new, mostly never before seen photographs below….