My name is David Tesinsky. When I was visiting Japan I made series of images inspired by Japanese businessmen. I named it after my favorite band's song: Kraftwerk: "The Man-Machine". I found it fitting because the Japanese businessmen are a lot like the robots.

For years they would go out drinking with colleagues and clients, returning home drunk at 2 am before rising at dawn to head back to the office. Sometimes they just sleep in the streets because they cannot afford a taxi as they are only the sheep of the huge corporates. They work daily 14 hours or even more.

They are walking in the streets like ghosts self centered deeply focused at their own career that isn't very bright but their visions are different. "Only 5 more years and I will get to the higher position in this neverending pyramid".

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Streets

Streets

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Mimis Nachbarin 2 years ago

stunning! looks like a professional photoshoot...

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Sleeping Everywhere On Friday Night

Sleeping Everywhere On Friday Night

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Wyndmere 2 years ago

No, really take your time. I'll just wait for you here... zzzzzzzz.

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Mcdonald's Is An Option As Well

Mcdonald's Is An Option As Well

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CatShatBrix 2 years ago

They look sad and tired... why?

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Sleeping In The Streets After Drinking With Colleagues Or Clients

Sleeping In The Streets After Drinking With Colleagues Or Clients

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Lara B. 2 years ago

Poor bugger! There's even a Japanese word specially for "death by overworking" it is Karōshi.

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Subway Mood

Subway Mood

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CatShatBrix 2 years ago

Japanese terminator

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Night Out

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Cat Meow 2 years ago

The guy looks like he's either checking out the photographer or trying to contemplate how to murder him without getting caught.

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Subway

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Cassiel Magem 2 years ago

I don't think he's feeling ok

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Stress Relief

Stress Relief

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Isabel Tamayo 2 years ago

Pachinko!

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Night Out

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Wyndmere 2 years ago

"... and then the boss walked in and saw me sleeping for the 3rd time this month, and he went off like a Dragon on New Years nightnwith about 50 fire crackers up its backside. He was calling me names of things I've never even heard of before. You shudda been there. It was over the top classic Godzilla vs. the Lilliputians, but I'm still working there. Can you believe it???

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Night Out

Night Out

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Cip IESAN 2 years ago

I get high with a little help from my friends!

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After Night Out

After Night Out

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Cip IESAN 2 years ago

A rare "Sleepachu"

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#12

Many Japanese Doesn't Have Time For A Relationship Because Of Their Career

Many Japanese Doesn't Have Time For A Relationship Because Of Their Career

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Petra Rola Cole 2 years ago

Yes indeed. There is even a crisis in Japan of people who are no longer interested in getting married, having children or having sex. Yes, sex... Their way of living practically turns them off.

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Sleeping

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Frederick Dennington 2 years ago

"I knew i shouldn't have had that second Valium"

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Busy Train

Busy Train

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Cat Meow 2 years ago

Hyperventilating in 3...2...1...

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People

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Wyndmere 2 years ago

The guy with the receding hair line on the left is wondering whether or not he should say hello to his boss (guy on his left) while they are on the train. He was hoping to get a few more minutes of shut eye on the way to work.

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Crowd

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Wyndmere 2 years ago

He looks awake. Must have gotten a good nights sleep on the table at the 24 hour McDonalds. I don't even see the red spot in the middle of his forehead any more.

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Night Out

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Faturrahman 2 years ago

looks like a poster for some mafia movie

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#18

Self Centred Style

Self Centred Style

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Pi... 2 years ago

This is almost like an ad campaign!

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#19

Any Place Is Good Enough To Sleep

Any Place Is Good Enough To Sleep

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Wyndmere 2 years ago

They start so young - he looks all of 12.

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Subway

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Wyndmere 2 years ago

Should have worn sunglasses. Them, no one could tell if he was sleeping or not.

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Late Night

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Wyndmere 2 years ago

"No, I'm not really listening, but I still think you're cute." hic

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Full

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Wyndmere 2 years ago

He's thinking, "Oh no, not the girl with the big purse. That's like fitting 2 more people in here."

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Mirror View

Mirror View

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Wyndmere 2 years ago

Sleep walkers?

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Night Out

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Wyndmere 2 years ago

Still looks pretty light out. What time is sunset in Japan?

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#25

In The Streets

In The Streets

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Canadian Guy, eh 2 years ago

Got to get me some of that SUPER MILLION HAIR!

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Subway

Subway

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Wyndmere 2 years ago

... as the rhythmic movements of the train eventually lulls every passenger into a haze of sleepiness that no one can resist.

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