Vans // Series 020 presents ‘Freedom From The Known’ photographs by Alistair Blair Words by Alistair Blair: “I found a stillness in Japan that I hadn’t encountered anywhere else in the world. The stillness in the midst of such a busy world inspired me to capture the alone-ness we experience in large, busy cities; ‘away from the maddening crowd’. Not loneliness but rather the silence that we seem to embody when we slow down and absorb our surroundings. To disappear to our selves and become fully present. The style and aesthetic of Japan was so easy to capture in many ways; when the instrument is tuned just right the perfect note is achieved.” Vinyl set by Roastin’ Records