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Papersky #39 India
PHOTOGRAPHY: PAPERSKY

Kerala is a Haven for Art, Food and Health

When we think of India, we think of many things, but rarely does the word clean come to mind. However, Southern India is clean, green and healthy both inside and out. We traveled to Kerala known as “Gods Own Country” with our guest... »STORY

Shinro Ohtake
PHOTOGRAPHY: SEBASTIAN MAYER

Shinro Ohtake: Life as a Scrapbook

Shinro Ohtake (b. 1955) is a mixed-media artist known for his vast body of creative work and there is perhaps no other way to approach the artist and his artwork but to zoom right in for confrontation. Ohtake’s central theme, ‘working... »STORY

Papersky #34 New York
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A New York Photography walk

Seven years have passed since I last traveled to New York City. In the days when we were doing Tokion I would frequently travel to the city but always seemed to dread the place. The people were cold, certain areas were extremely dangerous,... »STORY

Daido Moriyama
PHOTOGRAPHY: SEBASTIAN MAYER

Daido Moriyama: Perspective Reach

The second in a new series taking a closer look at Japanese photographers. Last February Daido Moriyama spent a few days in New York City for the opening reception of his latest exhibition. “I actually didn’t have a lot of time... »STORY

Hitozuki
PHOTOGRAPHY: CAMERON ALLAN MCKEAN

Hitozuki: 15 Years in Paint

The first day of painting was the coldest but instead of going inside the wooden house we retreated further into our jackets to stay and watch Kami and Sasu make preparations. On that wintery day, these two mural painters were covering a... »STORY

John Kormeling
PHOTOGRAPHY: PAPERSKY

John Kormeling: Hole in the Wall

John Kormeling stands amidst the disarray that is his house. Metal scraps, paper shreds, a screaming child and watermelon rinds are strewn across the space. Models in metal and wood, children’s toys, faded posters, piles of books, trunks... »STORY

Wim Wenders
PHOTOGRAPHY: KATJA ALLARD

Wim Wenders: Photography of Place

“All my films start with places- cities, deserts. But then in the process of filmmaking, these places step into the background. The characters and stories become paramount, and finally the only parameter of the movie is the truth of that... »STORY

Haruomi Hosono
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Haruomi Hosono: Planet of sound

Haruomi Hosono’s early discography contains the band Happy End (1970-73). Digesting the influences of America’s West Coast rock, they established an idiom for Japanese language rock. Solo releases like “Bon Voyage Co.” (1976),... »STORY

Kiyoto Maruyama
PHOTOGRAPHY: CAMERON ALLAN MCKEAN

Kiyoto Maruyama: Holy Mountain Painting

The second of our three-part series on The Japanese Sento (Parts 1 & 3) Kiyoto Maruyama is one of two remaining “Penki-eshi” (Sento painters) in Tokyo. Today he is painting the back wall of Fujino-yu, but as we arrive he climbs... »STORY

Yoko Ono
PHOTOGRAPHY: MICHAEL LAVINE, COURTESY OF YOKO ONO

Yoko Ono: Journeywoman

Yoko Ono’s public persona is one part mercurial, two parts mysterious. She is known for speaking her mind and making bold gestures as an artist and activist. She also has a reputation for being willfully opaque behind her ever-present... »STORY

Alex Kerr
PHOTOGRAPHY: MASON FLORENCE

Alex Kerr: Getaway

For those in search of the past, here is a mountain retreat from the pages of history. Step back in time and catch a glimpse of a life once lived all over Japan and while you’re there, lend a hand to construct it again. In “Lost... »STORY

Shoji Ueda
PHOTOGRAPHY: SHOJI UEDA

Shoji Ueda: Lines in the Desert

In the work of Shoji Ueda, the dunes of the desert seem like a minimalist theater. The background of the stage is mainly formed by the sky and sand, defined in the black and white tones of the photograph. Sometimes, its just one event: a... »STORY