Fascinated by the concept of intimacy in Japan, Belgian photographer Zaza Bertrand created this documentary photo series at locations known as “love hotels”. In these kitschy and secluded safe havens that epitomise the pragmatic separation of sex and love in Japan, erotic desires are expressed freely yet anonymously. As an outsider, Bertrand attempts to capture these innate dichotomies and paradoxes. Reflecting the ambiguous perceptions about intimacy experienced in Japanese culture, the candid images capture a sense of alienation and poignancy in places where young people can escape to regain a level of self-sufficiency and empowerment, albeit only temporally.

stock nr
NB027
author
Zaza Bertrand
title
Japanese Whispers (2016)
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publisher
Art Paper Editions
width x height
227 mm x 300 mm
ISBN
9789490800550
condition
new
price:
€ 30 (excluding shipping)
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