TOKYO IN HONGKONG
Publisher: Zen Foto Gallery
Cover slightly stained and damaged (see photos)
British photographer Chris Shaw, who spent ten years working as a night porter in various hotels before launching his photographic career (incl. exhibitions at Tate Britain and Moscow Museum of Photography), met Japanese artist Tokyo Rumando at the Hongkong Photobook Fair in 2015. Noticing the similarities behind their work, Shaw and Rumando decided to collaborate on a series, in which, as Shaw tells, “she would be Tokyo Rumando and I would be ‘night porter’.” The erotic photographs in this photobook show Tokyo Rumando show the result of that collaboration, the city of Hongkong always looking in on Tokyo through the hotel windows.
“There were some magic moments, and we share some of those with you through this book.”
— from Chris Shaw’s statement