Photographs by Sakiko Nomura.
Akio Nagasawa Publishing,
132 pp., 123 black & white illustrations, 10¼x15".
Kuroyami when translated means “black darkness” and this theme is prevalent
throughout the course of the subject matter presented in this volume. An assistant to
Araki for a number of years, Sakiko Nomura’s work shares some similarities yet is not
as immediately provocative. Sometimes diffused and grainy, the photographs capture
people – vulnerable and exposed through (in) direct and filtered light sources. Dark
and brooding, the photographs are presented one image per-page in large folio