Record of Creation
roshin Books announces the publication of Rika Noguchis photobook Record of Creation. It is the ninth publication in roshin Books growing catalogue.
Rika Noguchi has been a distinguished photographer even in her student days, and after numerous publications and exhibitions has grown to become an artist representative of contemporary Japanese photography.
Noguchis technique of capturing the world with her distinctive, sharp perspective – often compared to the eyes of a stranger – leads her to turn everyday sights into views from a different world.
The moment fixated in a photograph, the light that flowed into its creation, even gravitys effect on the depicted world: everything is present in Noguchis carefully arranged compositions.
roshins photobook Record of Creation collects Rika Noguchis first three publications, Rescue, An Axis, and Record of Creation, all of which were created during her student days. Even during this early period, her photography clearly demonstrated her rare talent as an artist. She then went on to win one photography award after another and gain international recognition.
For the series Rescue, Noguchi photographed rescue training manoeuvres held by firefighters. Themes of rescue and saving are revisited in Noguchis contemporary output, drawing a direct connection between this earliest of her published works and her recent series. In the series An Axis, Noguchis creative vision transform the world into a coordinate system into which peoples existence is arranged. The effect of these images is a sense of an eternal time that cannot be reconstructed again. For the series Record of Creation, Noguchi chose a construction site as the stage. Workers are present in each of the 6×6 photographs; the series appears as a collaborative effort between Noguchi and the workers on the construction site. Lastly, the book concludes with two previously unpublished photographs.