Look out the window No.12, 2000

Hong Kong 2016
Vanguard Gallery
Gelatin Silver Print on Fiber Base Paper
61.4 x 51.4 x 2.0 (cm)
24.2 x 20.2 x 0.8 (inch)
Small houses standing isolated in the darkness. The deep darkness of the surroundings and the light glowing from the houses’ windows make them seem like illuminated objects floating in space, or toy houses. Onodera choses homes in the Tokyo suburbs designed in passing fads of the day—European, Scandinavian, and so forth—that seemed to her to “have a short life span,” and would no doubt be torn down when their owners moved on. These floating boxes of light created tough painstaking masking work in the darkroom are a kind of reversal of the camera obscura (“dark room” in Latin), evoke the original meaning of “camera” as “room”.