Suzy Cream Oil Cheese.
Photographs by Osamu Kanemura.
Super Labo, 2012. 16 pp., 9 black & white illustrations, 8¼x11¾".
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'Susie Cream Oil Cheese' are photos mainly taken during 1998 to 2000 in Tokyo, Osaka, and Kobe.
The photos taken in Kobe were shot prior to the Great Awaji Earthquake and there are views that can no longer be seen after the disaster. I borrowed part of the title from the late Frank Zappa's 'Suzy Cream Cheese'. By adding 'oil' to the 'cream' and 'cheese', I tried to express the dramatic clinginess or extremense of the major cities in Japan, especially that of the Kansai cities.