This exhibition incorporates two series of work I’ve produced recently in Tokyo.
The iconic Hotel Okura in Minato, central Tokyo is an icon of Japanese Modern design, mastered by a design team led by Yoshiro Taniguchi and built in 1962. What makes the exhibition important is that much of the hotel is now sadly gone. Demolished to make way for a larger more modern facility. I’ve documented the interiors, including telephones in cubicles for your convenience, the beautiful craftsmanship in the wood detail throughout the lobby’s and meeting areas, the amazing stairs and exceptional furniture collection. It’s a gem and the pictures I think have managed to salvage some memory of this statement of excellence.
The second series is a series of Tokyo street scenes all shot on a large format camera, depicting scenes of modernist buildings, namely by people such as the late Kenzo Tange using people in the scenes to accentuate scale.
There’s a nice ‘BIG’ feeling to the images which are running at 1-1.3 metres across … really awesome !
Sponsored by Asahi Australia, with great support from local sponsors such as Kooks wine, KW Doggett papers and UNION Management.
TOKYO WAKE EXHIBITION RUNS
October 15- November 5
Mon - Fri 9-5 Sat 10 - 2
51-57 Cubitt Street