Tanizawa’s book is filled with colorful images of people and landscapes. Some of his images are of a single human interacting with space, often reflecting upon it or expanding into it, while his other images are of landscapes without a human presence. He opens his book by writing about the purity of our youth and his longing to clear the boundaries between us and “the world”, boundaries that he believes are set in place and maintained by our daily responsibilities and socialization by society. He suggests that perhaps we are most connected, and in a sense, wisest, at our birth. His writings and photographs aim to explore how it is that we can reconnect with a former, purer, self as we continue to age and participate in a society that may impose certain restrictions on us.
Want to see more of Tanizawa’s images? Come spend an afternoon in our reading room to view his book and other photobooks. We also have a number of new and used books available for purchase in our bookstore and online.