Jesse’s Book Review – “Tschüss” by Haruna Sato

Jesse’s Book Review – “Tschüss” by Haruna Sato Jesse’s gotten his hands and eyes on Haruna Sato’s brand spankin’ new book Tschüss, which is what zee Germans say for “bye” or “so long”. Tschuss is photographer Haruna Sato’s latest offering. I previously reviewed a volume from her Ichi no Hi series some years back and this […]

Jesse’s Book Review – Yokushiroku by Kouhei Hirose

Jesse’s Book Review – “Yokushiroku” by Kouhei Hirose Jesse’s back and checks in this week with the debut tome from the psychedelic mind of Kouhei Hirose. Some photo books are simply about the overall effect. Rather than a careful selection of perfectly curated images each intended for maximum impact, it becomes a barrage of haphazard […]

Jesse’s Book Review – “Hibi” Tsukiji Market by Takashi Kato

Jesse’s Book Review – “Hibi” Tsukiji Market by Takashi Kato Jesse’s back and he dives into a fresh take on a fishy subject in Takashi Kato’s documentation of the world–renowned sea critter peddlers. With the 2020 Olympics looming here in Tokyo, tourism has been at an all-time high. The city itself is changing to accommodate, where […]

Jesse’s Book Review – Port Area, Sakai, Osaka 12:00 – 14:00, May 4, 2010 by Hiroko Komatsu

Jesse’s Book Review – Port Area, Sakai, Osaka 12:00 – 14:00, May 4, 2010 by Hiroko Komatsu It’s all about the details when you flip through this captivating collection of seemingly random images. Jesse reviews Hiroko Komatsu’s latest. “Exhaustive” can be perhaps be the best word to describe the work of photographer Komatsu Hiroko. She […]

Jesse’s Book Review – Whistle by Haruto Hoshi

Jesse’s Book Review – Whistle by Haruto Hoshi Jesse reflects on street photography extraordinaire Haruto Hoshi’s last book Whistle, a wild ride of captivatingly raw and occasionally uncomfortable images showing life in Japan’s megacities. Don’t nobody go nowhere. Arriving off the heels of Seiji Kurata, enter Haruto Hoshi. His 2007 release, Luminance of Streets was an instant […]

Jesse’s Book Review – Spider’s Strategy by Osamu Kanemura

Jesse’s Book Review – Spider’s Strategy by Osamu Kanemura Jesse shares with us how he stumbled upon a gem and reviews a uniquely interesting take on the urban chaos that we all know as Tokyo. Don’t go anywhere, folks. This one is fun! Was quite randomly asked over an Instagram message to talk about photography […]

Jesse’s Book Review – Mexican Notebooks

Jesse’s Book Review -Mexican Notebooks by Henri Cartier-Bresson Jesse’s back and he takes on HCB’s latest tome. Of course you can expect a touching and intimate look at everyday life in Mexico through the eyes of a legend. Guess the obvious review would have been The Decisive Moment. Hardly anything more one can say about […]

Jesse’s Book Review – Ravens

Jesse’s Book Review – Ravens by Masahisa Fukase It has been a bit quiet on the site as things have been busy, but Jesse decided to use the time to tackle one of the truly great Japanese photobooks, Ravens by Masahisa Fukase. And it is well worth the read. Check it out. “…art is made […]

Jesse’s Book Review – Japan through a Leica

Jesse’s Book Review – Japan through a Leica by Ihee Kimura This time around Jesse tackles a book that a few people have mentioned to me lately. A really special book for the Leica buffs out there. Japan Through a Leica is really first and foremost a collector’s book. The first edition was released in […]

Jesse’s Book Review – Otherland by Simon Becker

Jesse’s Book Review – Otherland by Simon Becker It is always nice to see your friends putting out great work, so when my friends Simon Becker sent me a copy of his book I knew I had to get Jesse to review it. Check it out. Was at the Japan Camera Hunter office the other […]