Successful self-portraits that do not merely depict a pictorial representation of the artist are few and far apart. Chino Otsuka’s autobiographical series takes place in an abandoned flat in a Tokyo housing estate. The images evoke a sense of displacement, the diptychs further accentuate the emptiness between photographer and environment.
TOP TO BOTTOM, from (“Tokyo 4-3-4-506 “)
© Chino Otsuka
Chino’s other series, Imagine Finding Me, reveals the aching need for some to revisit the past and perhaps whisper something into our younger selves.