Born in 1974, Robert Baum studied Social Communications before turning later to photography by following courses at the School of Photography in Brussels. Besides a desire to work on portraits and human testimony, he
seeks to explore the urban landscapes that are available to him during the travels near and far. He attempts to highlight the way in which man marks, characterizes and differentiates his living space.
In Tokyo, streets have no name. Where they intersect, they become “Anonymous Crossroads”. Left? Right? Straight ahead? The tourist gets lost. Seeking help is not easy: language is a barrier; and Tokyoites
rarely manage to locate their position on a map. My series reflects thisexperience: making my way through these “Anonymous Crossroads”.