Yoshinori Mizutani Des Oiseaux

Yoshinori Mizutani (Author), Guilhem Lesaffre (Author)

A figure of the young Japanese photography scene, Yoshinori Mizutani revisits the urban space of his city, Tokyo.

Steeped in the Japanese pictorial tradition, the photographer explores Tokyo’s daily life and captures scenes that verge on the fantastic. His framing and bright colours confer an element of otherness to his images. Forms, textures, colourful hues, and depth of field develop a visual vocabulary that is both poetic and pop.

Visions from dreams or nightmares, through their presence, Yoshinori Mizutani’s birds saturate the world of the city and restore its mystery.

This publication is part of the Des oiseaux (On birds) collection celebrating, through the vision of different artists, their immense presence in a world where they are now vulnerable. Accompanying these photographs is an essay by ornithologist Guilhem Lesaffre.

Hardcover, 96 pages, 46 colour photographs
English text
Published by Xavier Barral Editions (2019)
20.5 x 26 x 1.5 cm