Photographs: Momo Okabe
Text: Ko Kosugi
Publisher: Session Press
Comments: Red velvet hardcover, gold embossed title, 375 x 270 mm. Offset color printing. First edition, 2014. Limited edition of 300 copies. Signed by the photographer.
Bible is a testament to the unwavering complexity of Okabe’s everyday life with her lovers and friends. Alongside their pursuance of a genuine identity and sense of belonging, Okabe unfolds the “sad, yet beautiful scenery that they could perceive after overcoming the long and difficult struggle out from their traumatic past.” The sincerity and depth of Okabe’s work is visceral; unwinding a sweetness within the tension of their collective alienation as if she has built a window into a kaleidoscopic heart.
Bible compiles Okabe’s recent works including many unpublished photographs taken in Tokyo, Miyagi and India between 2008 and 2014.
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