Go Itami - Japan
“I crowned my princess’s Kayoko’s head with the things available to us while cleaning out my old apartment in Tokyo. We have since gotten married, moved in together, and this summer, our daughter was born. To me, this is a family photo. I have been photographing her for about ten years already and will continue to do so.”
finally, a name to the face.
“Lightness dominates these black and white images, and the obvious pleasure, family warmth and security of her children and family in the less politically correct ‘70s. Children pose, play and run but ultimately the photographs communicate the intimate comfort that comes with family, uninhibited in their expression and exposure to the camera. Easter and Oak Trees offers an enticing invitation to share a small part of this familial idyll.
The images raise the question, could a photographer still do this in 2013? Could she photograph her children naked, footloose and carefree, acting up to the camera with fake cigarettes and a bottle of beer? Or is this spontaneity, this innocence, lost thanks to rancid affairs and small-minded moralism?”
- Hripsimé Visser for MACK
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