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Street Level Japan - blog about Japanese photography
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photographs by Nathan Ward
Where is your studio exactly and how long have you been working there?
My studio is in the attic of a little row house where I live in the Lawrenceville neighborhood of Pittsburgh. I have been working here since April 2011.
What are the pros and cons of your…
— Wolgang Tillmans in Neue Welt (via odus-moperandi)
I was 13 when Ryudai Takano went to Shenzhen. I was a teenager in a Britain; an uncertain mixture of popular culture and views of an English countryside from my bedroom window. Takano’s photos represent the polar opposite of the world I knew then (now too, perhaps) and as I look at his…
Shizuka Yokomizo, Dear Strangers
Dear Stranger, I am an artist working on a photographic project which involves people I do not know. I would like to take a photograph of you standing in your front room from the street in the evening. A camera will be set outside the window on the street. If you do not mind being photographed, please stand in the room and look into the camera through the window for 10 minutes on [date and time]. I will take your picture and then leave… we will remain strangers to each other. If you do not want to get involved, please simply draw your curtains to show your refusal. I really hope to see you from the window.
I like this project
Next Tuesday, December 10, Kazuo Kitai 1 will hold a combination photography slideshow / death metal concert at Earthdom 2 in Shin-Okubo, one of Tokyo’s best-known metal “live houses.” This is the third metal slideshow he’s held, I missed the first two but I’m planning to go next week. You can find a video of the last one on YouTube. I don’t want to post it here, partially because the quality is not great, but mostly because this probably something that you can only grasp through to experience.
It’s no secret that I really respect Kitai, but even so: at age 69, staging a performance of your work at Earthdom is very badass. I’m excited.
November 2013 by Aziziz http://ift.tt/1hdlpjl (autopost from Soundcloud)
Nakanishi Natuyuki’s Clothespins Assert Churning Action (Street performance for Hi Red Center’s event, 6th Mixer Plan, in Tokyo, May 28, 1963)
Nakanishi has a show up at the moment at Yumiko Chiba in Tokyo.