Rohan Hutchinson’s “The North Eastern Estates” is a body of work featuring facades of buildings in Japan’s northern-most island of Hokkaido.
Does geographic location influence built environments? How do constraints created by predictable weather affect aesthetic choices, and how are long-term structures altered by exposure to the elements? Shot on a large-format camera from 2010 until 2012, Hutchinson’s hypnotic compositions document visual idiosyncrasies in the context of prevalent weather conditions and examines the impact of extreme climate conditions on architecture in rural, industrial and residential areas.
The publication is oversized 30x39cm, created to enable the viewer to inspect the photographs and their subtle nuances in detail. To be read at length whilst being placed on a table, not handheld.