Tokyo Blues: Cityscape
14 x 9 inches (35.56 x 22.86 cm)
Archival pigment on melinex photo paper
Tokyo Blues: Construction site II
14 x 9 inches (35.56 x 22.86 cm)
Archival pigment on melinex photo paper
Tokyo Blues: Covered house
14 x 9 inches (35.56 x 22.86 cm)
Archival pigment on melinex photo paper
Tokyo Blues: Settlement (Park) III
14 x 9 inches (35.56 x 22.86 cm)
Archival pigment on melinex photo paper
Tokyo Blues: Settlement at the river II
14 x 9 inches (35.56 x 22.86 cm)
Archival pigment on melinex photo paper
Tokyo Blues: Temporary shelter/Pet's house
14 x 9 inches (35.56 x 22.86 cm)
Archival pigment on melinex photo paper
Tokyo Blues: Temporary shelter (Park) II
14 x 9 inches (35.56 x 22.86 cm)
Archival pigment on melinex photo paper
Tokyo Blues: Settlement (Park) II
14 x 9 inches (35.56 x 22.86 cm)
Archival pigment on melinex photo paper
Tokyo Blues: Temporary leisure/Temporary shelter (Cherry Blossom) II
14 x 9 inches (35.56 x 22.86 cm)
Archival pigment on melinex photo paper
Tokyo Blues: Street vendor
14 x 9 inches (35.56 x 22.86 cm)
Archival pigment on melinex photo paper
Tokyo Blues: Mobile unit I
14 x 9 inches (35.56 x 22.86 cm)
Archival pigment on melinex photo paper
Tokyo Blues: Mobile unit (Collapsed shelter) I
14 x 9 inches (35.56 x 22.86 cm)
Archival pigment on melinex photo paper
This series is an exploration of the many different contexts in which a single object, the standard blue plastic tarp, is used in Japan. Tokyo Blues shows us a wide variety of such usages, from sheltering homeless people and neatly wrapping entire construction sites to creating picnic scenes under the cherry blossoms. Tokyo Blues pays particular attention to how people intuitively adapt to a given situation, marking and protecting their boundary under circumstances not of their choosing.