“Friction / Tokyo Street” is the first photobook by Tatsuo Suzuki, whose has amassed a small cult following online with his black-and-white street photography from Tokyo.
Suzuki’s photography forms a modern update to classic street photography, with dense, contrast-rich black-and-white photos throughout Tokyo capturing daily life in sliced instants, each revealing unexpected, momentary meaning and beauty – a girl navigating a zebra crossing, cropped legs standing on a subway platform, shifting reflections in a store window, or a pigeon caught mid-flight.
“Through my own eyes and my street shots I would like to express: the tension, the edged frustration, the taut atmosphere and the feelings that beat, inherent in the city.” (from the artist’s statement)
Tatsuo Suzuki’s “Friction / Tokyo Street“ was one of the winners of the inaugural Steidl Book Award in 2016, held in collaboration with Post bookshop in Tokyo and Takeo Paper Mill.
Ship on Sep 7, 2020
- Book Size
- 210 × 297 mm
- 164 pages, 150 images
- Publication Year