Following the successful volumes of the Unseen series on New York, London and Berlin, "Tokyo Unseen" is another authentic approach to one of our civilization's largest and most fascinating metropolises. The impressively illustrated book presents the city of contrasts in a fascinating honesty that only a resident of this metropolis of millions can so directly portray.
In unique photographs published by publisher TeNeues, Polish photo artist Lukas Palka, who has lived and worked in Tokyo since 2008, has managed to explain his hometown in images to strangers. The streetlife photographer describes his own work as a byproduct of his countless walks through the city, where he constantly encounters exciting scenes and people. The magic behind his photographs lies in the accidental product, as the artist never looks for his motives, they just come to him.
Thus he manages to convey the fascinating contrast of the Japanese capital in an almost perfect way. For in almost no other city are future and past so close together. The coffee table book presents beautiful photographs of people going about their daily lives, of skyscrapers and temples, and of the unique culture of life created when 14 million people gather in a very small space.
Title: Tokyop Unseen
Author: Lukasz Palka
Size: 222 x 223 x 25 mm
Size: 208 pages
Weight: 1010 grams