Friction / Tokyo Street

Friction / Tokyo Street

Tatsuo SUZUKI

Publisher: Steidl

“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.

Keywords: Tokyo Street Snap
Book Size
210 × 297 mm
Pages
164 pages, 150 images
Binding
Hardcover
Publication Year
2020
Language
English
ISBN
978-3-95829-413-4

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