From the Aperture website: For over a decade, Takashi Homma has turned his lens toward Tokyo’s suburban environs and urban center. His vision of Tokyo has navigated a finely nuanced line between sterility and sentimentality, presenting a sleek, contemporary vision of a postmodern megalopolis populated by a new generation of video game aficionados and enervated fashionistas, but also the site of cutting-edge architectural experiments and quiet rooftop gardens.
Homma deftly picks up the baton from earlier Japanese photographers such as Daido Moriyama, and crafts a contemporary portrait of the modern-modern day metropolis that is both cinematic and complex. As Ivan Vartanian writes of the artist’s most current work “ Homma’s once dispassionate eye now shows a modicum of connectivity, of personal involvement. The photographer even inserts himself into his photographs and begins to address themes that are somewhat private: his studio, his desk, his dog, and even, as in his retitling of an earlier 2001 photograph “Myself”.
his recently released Aperture book, Takashi Homma: Tokyo.
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