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Still Life by Motoyuki Daifu

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Born in 1985, Motoyuki Daifu is currently based in Kanagawa, Japan. Daifu's work is an extended examination of private life, presented with a humorous touch that disrupts conventional photographic contexts. His photographs offer an objective vantage point on extremely intimate subjects, further enriched by an editorial flair that results in sublime personal narrative.

Still Life is an extension of his work in Project Family. In this installment, the family home is a dramatic stage, and the dinner table is Daifu's muse: a hectic disarray of mom's cooking, groceries, vivid product packaging, and the spectrum of anonymous objects forgotten in the course of quotidian life. Images of the dinner table become a new form of still life, documenting the Japanese symbiosis of order and chaos with a diarist's touch.

Still Life was presented in solo exhibition at Tokyo contemporary art gallery Misako & Rosen in November 2014.

Published by Newfave

64 pages, 33.5 × 26 cm, Hardcover, 2016