ECCE HOMO TOKYO ASAKUSA PORTRAITS OF KINGS

Hiroh Kikai,ECCE HOMO TOKYO ASAKUSA PORTRAITS OF KINGS

Hiroh Kikai
ECCE HOMO TOKYO ASAKUSA PORTRAITS OF KINGS

Photographs: Hiroh Kikai

Publisher: Yatate

56 pages

Pictures: 41

Year: 1987

Price: 150

Comments: Hardcover under dustjacket, 35 x 26,5 cm, first edition (Obi is missing), text in Japanese and English, some foxing on the 2 first and last pages which didn't affect the photographs. Otherwise in very good condition.

 Asakusa Portraits brilliantly captures Kikai's on going project, capturing individuals in and amongst the crowds of people who congregate and wander the Asakusa area. Working with a handheld Hasselblad and using only natural light, Kikai spends no more than ten mintues which each subject, capturing their body language, attire and entire physical expression throughout the brief encounter. Here Kikai's approach and interest within humanity and its universal attributes are explored. Using only the vermilion walls of Asakusa's Senjoji Temple as a backdrop, Kikai captures the very essence of each sitter within his photographs. Present within each portrait is the eveyday man and woman taking on the leading role, none similar to the next but all sharing the commonality of being singularly unique individuals.


Hiroh Kikai,ECCE HOMO TOKYO ASAKUSA PORTRAITS OF KINGS

Hiroh Kikai,ECCE HOMO TOKYO ASAKUSA PORTRAITS OF KINGS

Hiroh Kikai,ECCE HOMO TOKYO ASAKUSA PORTRAITS OF KINGS

Hiroh Kikai,ECCE HOMO TOKYO ASAKUSA PORTRAITS OF KINGS

Hiroh Kikai,ECCE HOMO TOKYO ASAKUSA PORTRAITS OF KINGS

Hiroh Kikai,ECCE HOMO TOKYO ASAKUSA PORTRAITS OF KINGS

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