#27 Eikoh Hosoe, Man and Woman (1959-1960)
by Allison H.
Eikoh Hosoe is a Japanese photographer and filmmaker who emerged in the experimental arts movement of post-WWII Japan. His work often expresses topics such as death, eroticism, and some kind of madness I would say, psychologically involved. Heaviness and the strength of darkness are embedded in a lot of his photographs. The contour of the body cuts through the grey, almost feels like it hurts. It is terrifying that my emotion is magnified so much as I see nothing else fades into the dark, what is left out here is the stare that stays still.