Nieves. 2006. First edition. Softcover. 160×225 mm. 32 pp. ISBN: 3-905714-10-8. Condition: Like New.
This short and sweet–and astonishingly beautiful–book of photographs by the Tokyo-born and based Takashi Homma features 32 color images, primarily of the artist’s daughter, although there are also some cityscapes and interiors that round out the story with perfect pitch. Homma offers an extremely well calibrated selection of images of his daughter from her first months to about age six: we see her sitting in her high chair; at a picnic; peeking through the car window; and taking some pictures of her own. Luminous, loving and relaxed, these portraits welcome the reader into the artist’s inner world without giving anything away. Tokyo and My Daughter, featuring one of the best family dog pictures ever, is published in the same series as Nieves’ Kim Gordon: Chronicles Vol.1, Mike Mills: Humans, and Yukari Miyagi: Rabbit & Turtle. Homma has published his work in many international magazines and exhibited worldwide.
About the Artist:
Takashi Homma (Tokyo, b. 1962) studied photography at Nihon University College of Art but left in 1984 to take a job as an in-house photographer at a Tokyo advertising agency. In 1991, he moved to London to work as a photographer for i-D magazine. In 1999, he was awarded a Kimura Ihei Commemorative Photography Award for the project Tokyo Suburbia (1998). A major retrospective of his work opened at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, in 2010. Homma currently lives in Tokyo.