“Catch the Moon / Fade Into You”is the latest photobook of Japanese photographer Kotori Kawashima, winner of the Kimura Ihei Prize and famous for the child portrait series “Mirai-chan” and the photobook “Morning Star”, in which he documented his many trips to Taiwan.
In “Catch the Moon / Fade Into You,” Kawashima focuses his camera on Japanese actress Machiko Ono as they travel together to Taiwan and Nara.
“When I see Machiko stand in front of me, I suddenly begin to feel a sadness, as if I am the only person left in the world. This happens whether I see her in the streets of Taiwan or in the mountains of Nara. There’s something strangely beautiful here. But what exactly is in the photographs we created in our time together?” — from Kotori Kawashima’s statement (translation by shashasha)