11 photographic accidents by Daisuke Yokota
Daisuke Yokota of Japan harnesses the agency of photographic “accidents”. In the first instance upon releasing the shutter and isolating individuals, trapping them with the frame. Then he reworks the images with a forensic fervour. Yokota photographs his photographs, modifying the tones and transparencies using X-rays and chemical solutions. Upon completion he recaptures the results digitally. In so doing, the artist exposes details that while utterly artificial, question the very notion of materiality. Spiritual progeny perhaps of Daidō Moriyama, the photographer casts naked men into nothingness, levitations performed in the belly of a black hole. The latent eroticism of his photography is linked to the transformation of individuals into simple and anonymous silhouettes, as equally abstract as their surrounding landscapes of pulverized forms and colours.