Monday, February 28, 2011

Circular cities

Hiroshima, September - November 2003

"The narrative behind the Diorama Map series is the fluid nature of memory and the setting is always a city.
The creation of a Diorama Map takes the following method; Walking around the chosen city on foot; shooting from various location with film; pasting and arranging of the re-imagined city from my memory as layered icons of the city."

Kyoto, June - October 2003

For those who think photography of the urban landcsape is starting to look all the same, Sohei Nishino could be a pleasant discovery: rather than endlessly praising the New Topographics behind us, why not approach the subject and actually draw a city with photographs? More or less the way a child would draw a house with a chimney and a fence, trees around and a blue sky and some fluffy clouds on top, not caring about what should be bigger or smaller, what should be up or down, near or far.

Osaka, February - June 2003

All images taken from Diorama Map © Sohei Nishino

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