Mass photographer of magnum opus 1000Children returns with an even more audacious new release, Wild Children. The photo book visibly illustrates the phrase “the apple of my eye” to exhaustive iterations. It’s strange, considering the innate and inevitable reality of the crying child, that this release, distinctively, pulls back the veil on a sight only marginally presented before in visual media. The images, truly, are startling at first sight; to witness the raw emotion felt most strongly within children unlearned in social etiquette, unburdened by the stifling weight of adulthood. Osamu Yokonami discusses with METAL his work, the world, and plans for the future. The photographer recently showcased these images, and a selection of others, in an exhibition at the auspiciously titled Book and Sons in Tokyo that closed March 1st.