A Tree Of Night
Tomoki Imai

A Tree Of Night
Tomoki Imai
Bookshop M


24 pages
190 x 270 mm



Tomoki Imai usually uses a 4×5 format camera with a tripod. This book was composed of 24 images by using 35 mm photography works with MATCH’s suggestion. Among images with beautiful light surrounding, the entrance of an obsolete cafe, water fountain of a park, a couple at a street crossing, white bird in a cage.. we see 8 photographs of the book pages in braille. They are reproduced from the book, Truman Capote’s short story A Tree of Night. The photographer chose the subjects in deep quest of answers, how the photographer could sympathize with blind persons. Is that possible? The journey of Imai between visible and invisible makes feel us everlasting loneliness in a labyrinth beautifully.


About the Artist 
Tomoko Imai was born in 1974, and lives and works in Tokyo, Japan.

About the Publisher
Bookshop M was established in 2005, by the creative design studio “MATCH and Company” based in Tokyo.

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