From hand-holding and nose-rubbing to belly button-twirling and mannequin-posing, this strange Japanese how-to magazine from the 1960s certainly covers the spread.
They display a world which, apart from the new flashy technology we now have, has not changed much – alcoholism, despair, homelessness, poverty, and abandonment are still very present today as they were when these pictures were taken in 1988 and 1989. These photos will probably be viewed by some as flawed, but to me, they exude a rawness that I find missing in today’s ‘perfectly framed’ digital photography.
Throughout the trip, I was engulfed in mesmerizing, tessellating scales. Like eyes, leaves, or shapes influenced by Mayan carvings, the scales cascaded uniformly across my field of vision—eyes open or closed—from the bottom left to the top right. And at the far left and right extremes, the scales opened out to infinity.
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