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02 July 2009 @ 01:39 am
Tokyo Nobody!!  

http://www.artunlimited.co.jp/nakano/tn.html

I don't really talk a lot about works I like or what inspires me. But I'd like to change that!! I started with my offsite blog, talking about a new jewelry maker and the Bakuman manga.. It was inspired by a friend, actually. So that brings me to this..

TOKYO NOBODY.

I came upon this photo book completely by accident last night on my way home from recording in Roppongi. And wow. Seriously wow. I was immediately in love with this book and bought it.

It's a collection of (supposedly) non-doctored photographs of Tokyo, with nobody in them. Not a car, not a human. Completely devoid of life, and yet.. not. I love it. It's the kind of feeling that I want to give in Denkiki (the short manga that I've been writing and working on prints of). The photographer, Masataka Nakano, says that it took him 10 years to get these shots one-by-one. I really, really think it's amazing. I want to try something like that sometime. Just wow. I am impressed! I definitely will be looking for more of his work!!
 
 
 
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on July 3rd, 2009 04:18 am (UTC)
Ooh, if you have a moment that would be awesome! I'd love to read it!