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The Russian photographer who went behind the scenes of the Japanese film industry

“My father is a Buddhist, my mom is Russian-Christian with Polish blood, my granddad from my father’s side is Muslim, there are gypsies in my relatives, there are Christian heroes who died during Stalin’s regime by preaching the word of Christian God. I was raised in a multi-cultural, multi-religion family, where pictures of Buddha and Christ were always close to each other. So I am not exactly a very ‘native’ Russian, though my passport says so.” This is Tim Gallo – more at home in Japan, where he works as a photographer, than in his Russian homeland. “At 17,” he reveals, “I had a chance to enter Japan as a student, and since the moment I put my feet on Japanese ground, I knew this would be the only place where my not so common upbringing and views can fit perfectly.” So he moved to Tokyo in 2005, first joining a language school, and then the Toho Movie School. Tim’s graduation film won a prize, but he was unable to get a visa to work freelance …


BJP Staff