Posts tagged Beach
Photobook Review: Half Awake and Half Asleep in the Water - Asako Narahashi

As the water dominates the extreme foreground, Narahashi creates the impression of being suspended between freedom and fear – on the verge of rising above the water or disappearing below its surface. Pointing her camera back towards the land, Narahashi likens the perspective to the viewpoint of a sea otter or seal. She seems comfortable in her watery world, uninterested in communicating with the people that can be glimpsed on the shore or swimming nearby.

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Interview: Tomoki Imai

Well, it’s difficult to explain in English. As a volunteer for blind people, I had to tell them what I could see in detail with no subjectivity. For example, “there are trees 5 metres in front of us, there is 6 steps downstairs/upstairs, two cars are passing so we have to stop here, etc.” It was like phenomenology and I think this influences me more than Zen. Blindness interests me and these experiences influenced both A Tree of Night and Semicircle Law.

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