CAMP 1979 by Keizo Kitajima

CAMP 1979
by Keizo Kitajima
 

32 pages / 10 x 11.75 in
Double gatefold softcover
19 b&w and 3 color images
Super Labo, 2015


$40


Publisher’s Description:

IMAGE SHOP CAMP, an independent gallery, was opened in 1976, at multi-tenant building located at 2 chome street in Tokyo’s Shinjuku district. 6 graduates of "WORK SHOP Daido Moriyama class" includes me were participated.

This is where, I showed my photos of Tokyo from January to December 1979, in a radically new way. The series, PHOTO EXPRESS: TOKYO(Shashin Tokkyubin: Tokyo), was accompanied by a monthly, 16-page booklet, with issues numbered 1 to 12. The shooting location was the center of 2 chome street in Shinjuku around CAMP.

I presented grids of images or enlarged prints, impromptu, immediately after the photo session, almost in real time.

Occasionally I transform the gallery into a darkroom, projecting the images directly onto bromide paper attached to the wall, then applying developer and fixer with a sponge.

The interval between the various phases of shooting, developing, exhibition, publication, and dis-semination was thus reduced to a minimum. far from wishing to embody an intension that would be prior to the act of taking the photograph, I sought to produce images in a mechanical way, beyond my control: The accidental became a means of experiencing the world.


CAMP 1979 by Keizo Kitajima
CAMP 1979 by Keizo Kitajima

CAMP 1979 by Keizo Kitajima
CAMP 1979 by Keizo Kitajima
 
CAMP 1979 by Keizo Kitajima Super Labo