One of the brightest photography talents to emerge from Japan in the last few years, Daisuke Yokota is steadily making a name for himself in contemporary photography circles.
The photographer, who was born in Saitama, Japan, in 1983, is becoming known for his innovative live photography book-making performances, which offer an insight into his working process – a “performative print-making style that has its roots in the 1970s Mono-ha arts movement.”
Yokota, who was featured in BJP as one of our ‘Ones to Watch’ at the start of the year, takes his images with a compact digital camera, and then re-photographs the printed images using medium format film. He then prints them again, making use of leaked light, overheated developer, and singeing the negatives. The prints are sometimes re-photographed up to ten times, adding more distortion each time.