Tatsuo Suzuki: Friction / Tokyo Streets


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Tatsuo Suzuki


This book embodies Japanese street photography now. Composed of black-and-white photos taken throughout Tokyo’s bustling wards, Friction / Tokyo Streets reveals unexpected meaning and beauty in the mundane, be it in an image of a girl navigating a zebra crossing, cropped legs standing on a subway platform, shifting reflections in a store window, or a pigeon caught mid-flight. Suzuki captures the spontaneous gestures, glimpses and abstractions that comprise the best street photography. Yet as the book’s title reveals, it is the con – flicting and contradictory energies of the street that lie at the core of his project: “Through my own eyes … I would like to express the tension, the edged frustration, the taut atmosphere and the feelings that beat, inherent in the city.”

‘No one moment is most important. Any moment can be something.’ -Garry Winogrand

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Weight 948 g
Dimensions 21.8 x 30.3 cm
Publisher name Steidl
Publication date 25 September 2020
Number of pages 164
Format Hardback
Dimensions 21.8 x 30.3 cm
Weight 948 g
Tatsuo Suzuki was born in Tokyo in 1965 where he today lives and works. He began photographing the street in 2008, and his exhibitions since include those at Photo Shanghai in 2015 and "Punk in Translation" at The Horse Hospital in London in 2016. Also in 2016 Suzuki won first place for Street Photography at the ND Awards, and was a finalist in StreetFoto San Francisco and the LensCulture Street Photography Awards.