Overflow marked an important transition in Takuma Nakahira’s photography, away from the aure, bure, bokeh of the Provoke era, and concretely anchoring his ideas of the Illustrated Dictionary. In person, I’m sure the 5′ x 20′ arrangement of photographs is arresting and captivating. In book form, though, I’m not sure… Continue reading “Takuma Nakahira – ‘Overflow’”
Daido Moriyama: Ango is the third (and last?) collaboration between Daido Moriyama and designer Satoshi Machiguchi, that combines Moriyama’s photographs of cherry blossoms (mostly) with “In the Cherry Forest, Beneath Flowers in Full Bloom,” by Ango Sakaguchi. Continue reading “‘Diado Moriuyama: Ango’”
S is a new collection from Tokyo Rumano, published in conjunction with an exhibition of the same name at Zen Foto Gallery in early 2018, in which she continues her exploration of self-portraiture. From the press release, S “incorporates theatrical elements, which transforms her self-portraits from a story into a play, performed at her own stage theatre, leading the viewer into another time and space.” Continue reading “Tokyo Rumando – ‘S’”
Feng Li’s White Night is the result of 10 years spent roaming the streets of Chengdu, China. Mostly flash-lit, with an unsettling/nauseating green cast to most of the photos, grinning faces of awkward people and pretty people in awkward situations, it’s a collection of the absurd, filled with visual jokes, puns, and juxtapositions. Continue reading “Feng Li – ‘White Night’”
William Neill is a capital-L Landscape Photographer, and William Neill: Photographer — a Retrospective shows the best of the best of his incredible body of work. Continue reading “‘William Neill: Photographer – a Retrospective’”
Eternal Friendship is an incredible work of archival research and historical reimagining. In it, Anouck Durand tells the story of Refik Veseli, an Albanian State Photographer during the reign of Enver Hoxja, and a secret state-sponsored trip to China he took with some colleagues to study a special color photography process. It’s something like a comic book, with archival photography used in place of drawings, and it’s really an amazing work.
In Black Dots, Nicholas White takes us to the mountain bothies of Scotland, Whales, and Northern England, mixing landscape and portrait photography to give us a sort of Alec Soth-indebted view of bothies and the (mostly) men who occupy them. Continue reading “Nicholas J R White – ‘Black Dots’”