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2011 マーチン・パーが選ぶ2000年代のベスト30写真集"Martin Parr’s Best Books of the Decade"
2007 米国Aperture Portfolio Prize Runner-up
2011 Martin Parr’s Best Books of the Decade: PhotoIreland Festival 2011
2008 20th Syashin no Kai (Society of Photography) Aword
2007 Aperture Portfolio Prize Runner-up
Tomoyuki Sakaguchi’s first photo book.
Book design: Hara Kouichi. Editor and publisher: Ohta Michitaka
This Japanese photographer eloquently explores suburban scenes in and around Tokyo. With an eye that is both disquieting and beautiful, he is one of the many photographers contributing to the revival of interest in night shooting.
--Martin Parr’s Best Books of the Decade: PhotoIreland Festival 2011
On overnight bike explorations of the Tokyo suburb of Tama where he lives, photographer Tomoyuki Sakaguchi creates a waking dream. Making long exposures with his digital camera, Sakaguchi transforms the tidiness of suburbia into a colorful dreamscape where cars seem to be the only inhabitants, and even they are asleep.
Tama is the location of Japan’s largest planned residential development, opened in 1971 on the heels of the Japanese post-war economic boom. In contemporary art and literature such planned communities often come to represent the notion of the soulless uniformity of the commuting class. Sakaguchi’s Tama is a more nuanced place, a place of beauty and magic and even whimsy. Still, there is an eerie evocation of surveillance inherent in these nocturnal images, made while Tama’s residents sleep unawares, which reminds us that any sense of privacy, individuality or autonomy we have in modern culture may well be illusory. JL --2007 Aperture Portfolio Prize Runner-up
What a concept: Imagine if you could see as clearly and in as much detail at midnight as you can at noon. The desire for night vision is an old one, but frankly the visions provided by new technologies have not impressed me -- the best I've experienced were a set of cumbersome electric goggles that yielded greenish, ghostlike images. Much better are the serene nocturnal views in the new body of work by Japanese photographer Tomoyuki Sakaguchi.
by MONTY DiPIETRO(2006/06/22 exhibition) --The Japan Times