An Unknown Quantity was originally founded in 2010 as a New York based street style blog by a photographer Wataru Shimosato.

After years of capturing "fashion", he lost inspiration from all of the photogenically-hyped styles in this fast-paced environment today, and his passion slowly faded out from street style photography.


In 2018, An Unknown Quantity has been reborn as an online gallery to showcase timeless and authentic beauty.


There is no room for so-called fashion in this gallery. 

We hope there are still a few people who can share the same point of view with us. 


- Wataru Shimosato, founder/editor in chief