“The Mechanical Retina on My Fingertips” is how Suda named his Minox Camera that held him in thrall from 1991 to 1992 (...) Suda comments that “no other camera ever accompanied my activities so closely.”
Nishimura's work is imbued with a dark and delicate poetry, which is reminiscent of the work of great Japanese photographers such as Issei Suda. A subtle balance, reproduced in a signed book-object in small format, very well published and edited by Zen Foto.
A cult publication, Flash up earned Seiji Kurata the Ihei Kimurai award in 1980, the year of its first edition. Kurata displays a photographic excursion in the seedy district of Shinjuku in the 1970’s : yakuza, street fights, horny salary men and nightclub hostesses make up the landscape of this renowned part of Tokyo.