The new works – 'Cloud and Sky', Spring/Summer/Autumn/Winter – were shot in Brooklyn from the rooftop of the artist’s home, and these were created in C-print from negative using an experimental process with FUJI FP100c instant film that was discontinued in 2016.
The unique colors and patterns that occur in these photos are organic, accidents analogous to the random beauty found in nature. Nature’s power, nature’s sadness, nature’s indifference are embodied in this work as extensions of the artist’s daily life in her private space.
"I open the door, sky spreads in front of my eyes
This is not the work came from my palm, above my head
I don’t need to be better, I could stay there
Blue sky and white cloud, birds, air planes"
Bio and artist statement
Born and raised in Japan, A-CHAN. Her career began photographing advertisements, CD jackets and magazines editorials. In 2016, she moved to New York and began working as co-editor and printer with Robert Frank. She has co-edited and co-designed a number of Frank’s books including “Tal Uf Tal Ab” (2010), “Pangnirtung” (2011) and “You Would” (2012), to name a few.
A-CHAN has since exhibited her photographs and held slide shows at galleries in Tokyo and New York. She has held exhibitions at notable galleries such as Steven Kasher Gallery and has had several books published by Steidl. When Steven Kasher Gallery posed the question what photography is to her, her response was "For me it is more like things in refrigerator next to scallion. But also a key to accept myself or to be a better person or something like that."