Tokyo Modern Pictorial

Issei Suda





Original Title Tokyo Modern Pictorial
Categories:, , , ,

Artikelnummer: SBID_00228804 Schlagwörter: , , , ,


Tokyo Modern Pictorial by Issei Suda. First edition (2020). First impression. Medium format hardback in new condition. No markings. This is a new book. Please see pictures.

About Tokyo Modern Pictorial

Tokyo Modern Pictorial presents a series of images taken in the early 1980’s, which is a clear contrast with the title of the project. Suda’s intention was to show what has changed and what hasn’t. This way, he decided to focus both on the present and what lied in front of his camera whilst paying the same attention to what was modern 30 years ago.

In his classic style, Suda captures his surroundings emphasising what would be too subtle to all of us. Tokyo Modern Pictorial brings us the iconic city in different facets, overlapping through what changes and what stays the same.

About Issei Suda

Issei Suda was born in Tokyo in 1940. He got his first camera as a gift from his father when he first joined the  Tokyo College of Photography.  Soon after graduating in 1962, Suda began working as a press photographer for the underground theatre troupe Tenjō Sajiki, notorious for their flamboyant fantasy, grotesque eroticism and jet-black comedy.

It is hard to pinpoint what makes Suda’s street scenes so otherworldly, given their ostensibly ordinary subject matter. “My shooting method was once compared to an ancient sword trick in which one slashes his enemy at the same time as he removes the sword from his sheath,” he recalled.

His photography reflected a pure appreciation of Japanese customs with a sharp investigative eye.

Suda died in 2019.

Related links

More books by Issei Suda here

Also, more books by Zen Foto Gallery here

Zusätzliche Informationen

Gewicht 1.2 kg