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A Tree Of Night

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Tomoki Imai
Bookshop M


24 pages
270×190 mm
ISBN: Not available


Tomoki Imai usually uses a 4×5 format camera with a tripod. This book was composed of 24 images by using 35 mm photography works with MATCH’s suggestion. Among images with beautiful light surrounding, the entrance of an obsolete cafe, water fountain of a park, a couple at a street crossing, white bird in a cage.. we see 8 photographs of the book pages in braille. They are reproduced from the book, Truman Capote’s short story A Tree of Night. The photographer chose the subjects in deep quest of answers, how the photographer could sympathize with blind persons. Is that possible? The journey of Imai between visible and invisible makes feel us everlasting loneliness in a labyrinth beautifully.

Tomoko Imai was born in 1974, and lives and works in Tokyo, Japan.

Bookshop M was established in 2005, by the creative design studio “MATCH and Company” based in Tokyo.