Tokyo and My Daughter [2006] | Takashi Homma

Tokyo and My Daughter [2006]

Takashi Homma
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Tokyo and My Daughter by Takashi Homma [2006]

New in Publisher's Shrinkwrap.
Paperback; 32 pages
1.2 pounds; 6.25 x 0.25 x 8.5 inches

This short and sweet--and astonishingly beautiful--book of photographs by the Tokyo-born and based Takashi Homma features 32 color images, primarily of the artist's daughter, although there are also some cityscapes and interiors that round out the story with perfect pitch. Homma offers an extremely well calibrated selection of images of his daughter from her first months to about age six: we see her sitting in her high chair; at a picnic; peeking through the car window; and taking some pictures of her own. Luminous, loving and relaxed, these portraits welcome the reader into the artist's inner world without giving anything away. Tokyo and My Daughter, featuring one of the best family dog pictures ever, is published in the same series as Nieves' Kim Gordon: Chronicles Vol.1, Mike Mills: Humans, and Yukari Miyagi: Rabbit & Turtle. Homma has published his work in many international magazines and exhibited worldwide.