Towards the City, 1970

Basel 2016
Taka Ishii Gallery
Gelatin silver print
20.2 x 30.5 (cm)
8.0 x 12.0 (inch)
Takanashi's first publication, Toshi-e (Towards the City) (1974), is comprised of photographs taken between 1964 to 1974 and also includes the supplemental booklet, Tokyo-jin Note (Tokyoites Note), which was first featured in the January 1966 issue of Camera Mainichi magazine. In the series, Takanashi captured the state of contemporary life in the city of Japan that have been undergoing economic and industrial change at the time, through his keen and sensitive eye as “the hunter of images”.