Photographs by Daisuke Yokota.
104 pp., color and black & white illustrations, 11¾x9".
Japanese photographer Daisuke Yokota is known for pushing the developing process and the potential of analogue image-making to the extreme, thereby introducing imperfections and visual noise in the photos he creates. He often re-photographs prints up to ten times, injecting layer upon layer of distortion and, in the process, emphasising the medium's inability to represent past events accurately or truthfully. His experimentation with delay, reverb and echo in this sense is inspired by certain strains of electronic music, playing with the way one perceives time and altering it in a visual way. This series of haunting, distorted and otherworldly images epitomises his approach.