Presentation by the artist on the publisher's website:
"IMAGE SHOP CAMP, an independent gallery, opened in 1976, at multi-tenant building located at 2 chome street in Tokyo’s Shinjuku district. Six graduates of « WORK SHOP Daido Moriyama class » including me were participating.
This is where I showed my photos of Tokyo from January to December 1979, in a radically new way.
The series, PHOTO EXPRESS: TOKYO (Shashin Tokkyubin: Tokyo), was accompanied by a monthly, 16-page booklet, with issues numbered 1 to 12. The shooting location was the center of 2 chome street in Shinjuku around CAMP.
I presented grids of images or enlarged prints, impromptu, immediately after the photo session, almost in real time.
Occasionally I transform the gallery into a darkroom, projecting the images directly onto bromide paper attached to the wall, then applying developer and fixer with a sponge.
The interval between the various phases of shooting, developing, exhibition, publication, and dissemination was thus reduced to a minimum. Far from wishing to embody an intention that would be prior to the act of taking the photograph, I sought to produce images in a mechanical way, beyond my control: the accidental became a means of experiencing the world."
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32 pages - Softcover with gatefold covers
Super Labo, 2015
New - Mint condition
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