From Homer Simpson to Snoopy, characters play a central role in Ken Kagami’s drawing practice. Every morning when he arrives at his studio, the artist chooses from his collection of masks, costumes and other props, creates a character and takes a phone selfie in his bathroom mirror – the result by turns surreal, strange, hilarious and unnerving.
A warm-up exercise of sorts, this process has become a key part of his daily routine, foregrounding all of his other artistic experiments. In SELFIE, his first-ever photographic publication and his first book published by Hato Press, he shares 114 of the resulting self-portraits.
Explore the full SELFIE collection here.
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Published by Hato Press Print run of 600 Printed on Mirri Eco Digital Silver 307gsm and Amadeus Gloss 130gsm Pages: 120 Orientation: Portrait Dimensions:182 x 257 mm Format: Softcover