The thing that strikes you the most when you visit Tokyo, or indeed anywhere in Japan, is the stark contrast between the country's heritage with the throbbing pulse of modern-day life. That's what Dutch photographer Stijn Hoekstra captures perfectly in his series, Cinematic Tokyo.
He was visiting Tokyo last November to shoot a documentary about Azuma Makoto, a flower artist. He was lucky enough to book some extra days to explore some of the city. He explains: "I always try to take a cinematic approach in my photography, resulting in different perspectives and cinematic colour grading.
"If I see a nice corner, or the sunlight creates a perfect moment, I wait until there is the perfect subject to get in my frame. The only way I'm able to get what I want is to have a lot of patience and of course some luck."
Based in Amsterdam, Stijn describes himself as a "freelance cinematographer and photographer". In his spare time, he enjoys a healthy dose of street photography. Discover more of his exciting work on Behance or via his website: www.stijnhoekstra.nl.