Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Rinko Kawauchi

Rinko Kawauchi is a Japanese photographer whose work captures the enormous beauty and emotion inherent of the "everday, the "mundane, creating tiny glimpses into a pastel-blue hued reality.
She creates images that convice us to attempt to absorb those ephemeral moments that seemingly hold little significance. I came across her work in an issue of Lula magazine quite a few years ago, and the subsequently ripped out image has moved with me, to many a cream coloured walls, in many a dirty share-house, and unintentionally became cropped in the process. But thankfully in my more mature age, I decided to put the remnants in a frame, which can continue to age with me with slightly more tlc.

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