In photographer Yoshinori Mizutani's new series, a follow up to Tokyo Parrots, his camera is again drawn to the birds that make their presence known in the city. The stark, black-on-white images capture large numbers of cormorants, which have apparently exploded in population in Tokyo’s suburbs. The very graphic compositions transform the urban landscape of power lines and the steel lattice towers that carry them into a seemingly two-dimensional picture. The flocks of cormorants strung along the wires overhead become beautifully abstract yet ominous silhouettes that often resemble musical notes on a score.
64 pages, 26 x 36 cm, softcover, Amana (Tokyo).