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Takashi Homma: The Narcissistic City

Takashi Homma: The Narcissistic City

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Takashi Homma uses fragments collected in camera obscura constructed in metropolitan areas of Japan and the US to build a city image by image. Homma does not seek to index any particular city but to render a shadow world, a city's unconscious caught in a dark chamber, suspended in the camera’s box. The camera obscura offers a repetition, like the reflection shimmering in Narcissus’s pool. The narcissistic city is a city transfixed upon its own image – a mirror city, laced with repetition (modular) and reflections (glass). A city looking at its reflection, a city caught in a dark chamber, a city observing its camera obscura inversion – flickering inside the camera’s box.

Takashi Homma (b. 1962 in Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese photographer. His monograph, Tokyo Suburbia (Korinsha,1998) won the Kimura Ihei Award in 1999.

Published by Mack, 2016
Paperback with multiple gate folds with 112 pages, 62 color plates
Dimensions: 12 x 9 ½ inches (31.5 x 24 cm)

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