“Shinzo” (“Heart”) is Japanese photographer Kaho Okazaki’s debut photobook. Her imaginative images emphasize the flatness of photography while capturing momentary glimpses of ordinary life – apples in a fridge, a car covered in a protective plastic sheet, the interplay of a car exhaust with the green moss on the asphalt below it and so on – that seem like fragments hinting at a greater story. With airiness and pale, restrained tones, Okazaki’s work pursues seeing without knowing, gives precedence to feelings over reason.
“This series is about carrying on seeing the world without being bound by knowledge.
Through this series I hope you can see what you’ve already known.”
― from Kaho Okazaki’s afterword (included in English)