Japanese photographer Hiroharu Matsumoto managed to capture the loneliness of Tokyo in these dramatic black and white images. This unique view into one of the busiest cities in the world took me completely by surprise so I wanted to share it with you.

Using the play of light and shadow, Matsumoto creates striking compositions with a minimal touch. While capturing his subjects in-between public spaces, he manages to create a quiet environment in the middle of the buzzing city. Speaking of the inspiration behind his images, Matsumoto says:

“Loneliness is a inherent feeling for the people of this town. I expressed it in a large space of monochrome.”