The photograph’s subject is a projection of the photographer’s self. Turning the essence of photography against himself, Yasumichi Morita attempts to visualize what is in his brain. Therefore, he has chosen books as subjects. From essays by Shotaro Ikenami to artists’ collections of works, Morita brings his revered books to life, arranging them in a stack and giving them the presence of a sculpture. This documents an instant in his ever-changing brain. Capturing flowing thoughts is, after all, an important function of photography.
The layers of books, which are two-dimensional collections, arranged in a stack create a real-life three-dimensional object, only to be re-confined in a two-dimensional printed image. This back and forth elucidates what is in Morita’s brain. Abstracted by monochrome colors, the prominent typography and book design eloquently recount the story of thoughts expanding and contracting.
The photograph’s subject is projected of the photographer’s self.