Still Lifes: Tokyo
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Comprising more than 200 photos taken over the course of three weeks, this is the third book in the Still Lifes series by Rudy VanderLans. The roughly translated advertising blurb for the Tokyo hotel where VanderLans booked his stay promised “a world of stillness and motion", and VanderLans used this as his creative prompt. VanderLans walked over a hundred miles, camera in hand, capturing an extensive document of Tokyo’s lived-in details. Just as much care has been taken in the arrangement of the photos, with adjacent images often mirroring one another despite their wildly different subjects. Conspicuously devoid of human figures for such a populous city, these photos capture a Tokyo beneath the surface of the crowd, presenting a version of the city rarely seen in media of any kind.
ISBN 9781584237174. Gingko Press .