Illuminance, Ametsuchi, Seeing Shadow
Softcover | First edition | 144 pages
Published by Seigensha, 2012.
Japanese photographer Rinko Kawauchi’s work is marked by its serene and poetic style. She often depicts the ordinary moments in life, concentrating attention on what might otherwise be overlooked or taken for granted. Her images “contain a sense of openness; liberated from the restriction that photography is just a documentary.” In producing her images, the questions of ‘when’ or ‘where’ do not play a role, freeing them from limitations of time and space and allowing the viewer access to the universal visual languages they communicate. ‘Between Heaven and Earth – On Rinko Kawauchi’, an essay by Tetsuro Ishida, completes this simple and elegant collection of her work.