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Section sewn, debossed Softcover
Designed by Joseph Atkinson
Published in January 2020
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“Eight visits” is a collection of eight personal encounters photographed in Tokyo, Japan, during my stay there in March and April 2019. Each chapter shows one space that I visited. The starting point is coming to Tokyo as an alien and seeing only its outside perspective, when my view was still shaped by the imagery I associated with Japan. As time went on and I got to know more people living or working in Tokyo, I slowly developed a sense of home and with that my relationships evolved. I began to portray young adults around my age that I met and found through social media and photographed them in their homes.
Marcel, who is seen in many images, came along with me on most of the trips. The people and places I experienced with him led me to the subjects I photographed. Visiting these different places around the broader area of Tokyo, we were provided with various angles on life in Japan. Consistently, we sensed the tensions between past and future.
When thinking back on the connection between all of the subjects, I realise that each has a fluid identity, albeit in different ways – whether that be home, nationality, or gender identity. I see the young people I got to know in Japan as part of a globalised generation, and these portraits document my experience with their expressions of identity.
The sections are not chronological, but rather references to the spaces themselves in an attempt to communicate the way I felt about each place documented.
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Design Joseph Atkinson
Custom Type Design Floriane Rousselot, Typelab
Retouch Kenny Gessner