Takehiko Nakafuji began shooting the photographs for White Noise after seeing the nuclear plant in Fukushima explode on March 11, 2011.
Nakafuji’s exciting photographs of Tokyo mix genres and styles; black-and-white street photography is as much part of the series as almost psychedelically colourful architectural shots. Special attention should be paid to the book’s brilliant multi-layered design, where behind the photographs on each page lurks another hidden scene, ready to be uncovered. This is the closest any photobook has ever come to mirror the experience of Tokyo itself, with its endlessly labyrinthian structures and visual opulence.
244 pages, 23 x 18 cm, softcover, Zen Foto Gallery (Tokyo).