One day, photographer Shingo Kanagawa’s father suddenly disappeared, abandoning his normal, everyday life. As if to have no regard for the concern he caused his family, Mr. Kanagawa would return home, and then repeatedly disappear again. Living apart from his family, he would end up quitting his job and eventually filed for bankruptcy, losing his connection to society. This book is the first photo collection by Shingo Kanagawa, depicting the deep recesses of the human soul, through the presence and absence of his father. This work is constructed through photos captured of his father, a diary by the author kept while shooting, and the over 1000 self-portrait photographs taken by his father, a process begun at the start of photography until the present.
― Statement from publisher