Suginami is one of 23 ku, or wards, of Tokyo, an area of the city where I lived for 5 years. Houses and apartments there are sited tightly together; narrow streets and even narrower paths wind around themselves, creating a maze of walls, fences, gates and plants that carefully delimit private space from public.
Daily walks took me in, around and through the margins of this area of the city for hours on end. Suginami is an exploration of the ways this landscape layers in the edges of a frame, of the transformation of light inside the dark box of the camera and of the space of discovery between the viewfinder and the eye.
Archival ink print on cotton rag paper. Image size measures 9×6.75 inches on a 10×8 inch sheet.
HHS: Contender by Stacy Oborn
Walks through Suginami by Sheila Newbery