A-CHAN (Giappone, 1978)Vibrant Home
Gottingen, Steidl 2012 - Prima edizione (First Edition)
Fotografie a colori di A-CHAN8vo (28x16,5 cm), pp. 100 Brossura (wrappers) Perfetto (Mint)
Vibrant Home is A-chan's tender visual diary of the three places in which she has lived since 2000: Tokyo, Fujishiro and New York City. Wandering the streets with her camera, she captures that which we see but overlook: a grid of power lines against the sky, magnolia blossoms reaching sunwards over a wall, a self-absorbed child on the subway, rain-lacquered streets. A-chan explains: “Vibrant Home is the name of the apartment I used to live in in Tokyo. That was my first time to live alone. There is beauty, slight movement. I stop walking and just follow my intuition.”
Born in 1978 and raised in Japan, A-chan began her career designing advertisements, CD jackets and magazine editorial. She has exhibited her photographs and held slide shows at galleries including Nadar Gallery and Lounge Roots, both in Tokyo. In 2006 A-chan moved to New York City and in 2007 began working with Robert Frank. She has co-edited and codesigneda number of Frank's books including Tal Uf Tal Ab (2010), Pangnirtung (2011) and You Would (2012).