Noir by Mika Ninagawa

Published by Kawade Shobo Shinsha (2010)
168 Pages, 17.6 x 26 cm, Paperback
ISBN: 9784309272108

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.