Dimensions: 21 x 14.5 x 4 cm
Since 2003, photographer Sohei Nishino has made nearly twenty diorama maps of various cities around the world. The artist spends months at a time to walk the streets of each city and photograph upwards of 10,000 exposures using 35mm film. After printing his myriad rolls of film as contact sheets, he pieces together the individual frames with meticulous detail over a canvas of several square meters. The final assemblages are a new kind of map that document of Nishino’s experience of the city.
Sohei Nishino's first photobook is a tome of 496-pages devoted to THE TOKYO diorama map, transposing this artist's unique methodology to the photobook form itself.
This publication makes use of the book format to show a magnified view of the completed Diorama Map Tokyo by dividing it into 496 sections. The first page of the book begins with the upper left-hand corner of the map and progresses horizontally. The last page of the book reproduces the bottom right-hand corner of the map. Reflecting the process by which Nishino renders each of his cities, this book presents one diorama map section-by-section in its entirety.
Each book includes a small fold out 'Navigation book' of the full diorama map of Tokyo.