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Daisuke Yokota



Linger (Teikai) and Teikai (Wandering at Midnight) are the first two parts of an intriguing trilogy. They are two marvelous books from a very exciting collaboration between a Japanese performance photographer – Daisuke Yokota – and one of the best young independent publishers in the world – Akina books. This is a mysterious and ambiguous work that investigates the processes of photography and photobook making. The word Teikai has many meanings in Kanji one is to ‘linger’ another is to ‘wander a midnight’. Daisuke Yokota creates a strange world for us. High contrast black and white dream scape visions where there is a magical merging of individuals and their environments.

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Marja Pirila with Petri Nuutinen



Since 1996 we have made many different kind of camera obscuras in Finland and abroad for museums
and galleries as part of exhibitions but also for different kind of public spaces, schools, old peoples homes etc.

These works combine camera obscura phenomenon either to constructions with different shapes, matherials and sizes or to everyday objects. The common thing for them all is that the outside world is reflected upside down through the lenses on mat glass, acryl or tracing paper. This camera obscura phenomenon is like a cubistic video which changes all the time according to the light changes and movements in the world in front of and around of them.


Marja PirilÄ



The idea in embarking on the Interior/Exterior project was a nocturnal inspiration after seeing some bw-images of Abelardo Morel in a photo magazine. In the room converted into a camera obscura I could capture an image of a person and at the same time that person’s room and the view from the window – what an all-encompassing method by which to photograph a person’s living environment!

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