Pages: 72 / photos: 67
Size: 238×310×13mm / 780g
Release Date: February 2016
It was at a scheduled blackout right after the 3/11 disaster that I became
interested in streetlamps, a motif in my work.
Looking up at the streetlamps that stood in town with no light on, I was impressed
by their unique figures, which looked as if they were death masks of the electric
light, an impression I could not avoid.
After that, irresistibly drawn to this motif of the streetlamps, I found myself
single-mindedly taking their photographs as a portrait, overlapping those
streetlamps with the people who had influenced me as a persona in my life—
my family and friends, people I got help from, and people I once gave my heart to.
When I think back on it now, it may have been that I was thinking about
what losing the people who were precious to us really meant.
●Máni is the god of the moon in Norse mythology.
(Excerpts from the author's afterword)