Koichi Kuroda / Akaaka publishing / hardcover, oversized oblong 2011
Japanese photographer Kuroda shot this work over a period of about 10 years, in locations all over the globe: Sao Paulo, New York, Toronto, Tokyo. This is his first book and we like it a lot! Kuroda's color photographs depict street scenes, with special attention paid to children. In other places, his eye turns to urban emptiness, where he studies the patterns of lines and shadows. Towards the end of the book, Kuroda's photographs hint at the title, as he photographs the flight patterns over the Gotemba base located in Shizuoka, Japan.