roberto badin’s first book published by benjamin blanck
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“With “Inside Japan”, Roberto Badin shatters preconceived ideas about Japanese cities: crowded subways, overpopulated intersections,
saturated with multicolored neon lights.
Roberto Badin invites you to discover the heart of a country full of contrasting tradition and modernity.
Each page is a work of art of the utmost precision. A clear vision. The masterful framing and natural light are meticulous narrators. Despite
the chaos of the metropolis, Roberto Badin captures ordinary life: a quiet daily routine, true, serene, intimate and silent. Lonely at times.”
BENJAMIN BLANCK is an independent publisher of art and photography books.
When I was a kid, in the middle of 70's, most of my visual references were japanese cartoons and tv series.
Japan was like a distant planet for a long time of my childhood.
For me, it's a calm, silent and lonely country. Far from the “cliché” of the crowd of Shibuya that we often see.
My fascination for Japan stems from the Japanese’s own vision on themselves.
We feel a distance between people, that's what I wanted to convey through my images.
the mportant thing here is the perspective and the personal point of view.
I’m just bringing back what O saw.
However, the frame already presents a bias: an extremely personal act that involves emotion rather than reason.
selected press (click to see each full article)
WALLPAPER MAGAZINE* « A subtle study of Japan’s inner-city serenity by photographer Roberto Badin »
the eye of photography « Ce qui me fascine, c’est l’image comme un morceau de la réalité »