Noir by Mika Ninagawa
Published by Kawade Shobo Shinsha (2010)
In Noir Mika Ninagawa, who is known for her flamboyant colours, reveals the glittering realm of life alongside the yawning abyss of death. The world of these photographs is a warped and distorted world, produced by a human hand intervening in the balance between life and death. The territory of this world is expanded and deepened, shifted toward the extreme poles of life and death, allowing viewers to experience an overwhelming, even violent, life force and a deep, distorted, garishly colored darkness.