In the 1980s Japanese photographer Suda Issei, best known for his monochrome photography, began shooting in color using a medium format camera.
The photobook “Fragment of Everyday Life” collects 150 of Suda’s color photographs, uniting images from his series “SPOT”, for which Issei photographed locations of various incidents, “Elegy” (published in Nihon Camera in 1995), “Normal Life” (Asahi Camera 1995), “Provocation of Lights” from the July 1994 issue of Nihon Camera, and the titular “Fragment of Everyday Life”, serialised in Nihon Camera from 1983 to 1984.
“Just like the past does not exist in front of our eyes, everyday life has no substance either.”
“What I continue doing is something I would describe as digging my nails into each and every thing that I don’t even have the skills to acquire.”
(from the artist’s afterword)