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Outskirts
Daisuke Yokota

A hallucinatory night walk in the outskirts of Tokyo, where sleepy suburbia emerges as otherworldly dreamscape. The occasional eerie appearance of a girl evokes riveting imageries: could this be the backdrop for a nocturnal crime scene? Or are we drawn into a tale of irretrievable loss and love?

92 pages | 23 x 31,4 cm | Sewn paperback
ISBN: 978-90-823966-3-8 | ENG

Photography: Daisuke Yokota
Graphic design: Esther Krop

First edition: 500 copies
Also available: signed and numbered limited edition with 2 original prints
(see: special editions).

€ 45.00

Category: ID: 2387

A hallucinatory night walk in the outskirts of Tokyo, where sleepy suburbia emerges as otherworldly dreamscape. The occasional eerie appearance of a girl evokes riveting imageries: could this be the backdrop for a nocturnal crime scene? Or are we drawn into a tale of irretrievable loss and love?

For this photo essay Daisuke Yokota shot his haunting images on colour film before changing them to a monochrome palette. The camera staggers around without fixing its attention, resulting in a stream of images of trees, parked cars, street corners and forlorn buildings.

The work of Yokota unpretentiously traverses the boundaries between the digital and the analogue, overdeveloping film, re-photographing and scanning images and warping them with heat, dust or acid. Yokota’s energetic and unique process is permeated by the spectral qualities of the medium.

About the author

Daisuke Yokota is at the frontline of a new movement of Japanese experimental photographers. Yokota is working out of, and pushing forward, a Japanese photography tradition that harks back to the intuitive experimentation of the Provoke generation.

Born in 1983, Saitama, Daisuke Yokota majored in Photography at Nippon Photography Institute in Tokyo.
As the winner of the first Outset Unseen Exhibition Fund at Unseen Photo Fair 2013, he presented a solo exhibition at Foam Photography Museum, Amsterdam, in 2014 with a series of his work that has been added to the museum collection. In the same year, his photography book VERTIGO was nominated for the Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards. In 2015, he performed at “Shashin: Photography from Japan,” New York, and participating in “In the Wake Japanese Photographers Respond to 3/11,” Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, “Another Language,” Rencontres d’Arles as well as “trans-tokyo / trans-photo,” Jinmei x Arles International Photo Festival. The following year 2016 he won the Foam Paul Huf Award.

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