HISAJI HARA AND NATSUMI HAYASHI


Hisaji Hara und Natsumi Hayashi sind ein japanisches Fotoduo. Bevor sie anfingen, zusammen zu arbeiten, arbeiteten sie seit 2009 einzeln in Tokio als Fotografen an der Serie „After Balthus (Eine fotografische Darstellung der Gemälde von Balthus)“ bzw. „Today‘s Levitation“. Nach dem Erdbeben in Ostjapan und der darauffolgenden Atomkatastrophe im Jahr 2011 waren sie von Tokio in den Süden Japans gezogen und begannen, als Duo zusammenzuarbeiten. Seitdem arbeiten sie an der Serie „Gazing Into the World“, die sich hauptsächlich auf die Zusammenarbeit mit lokalen Kindern in „Kyushu Island“ konzentriert, auf der sich das Duo derzeit befindet.

 


Hisaji Hara and Natsumi Hayashi is a Japanese photography duo. Before start working together, they worked individually in Tokyo as photographers since 2009 on the series such as “After Balthus (A Photographic Portrayal of the Paintings of Balthus)” and “Today’s Levitation” respectively. After experiencing the Great East Japan Earthquake and the subsequent nuclear disaster in 2011, they had moved out from Tokyo to Southern part of Japan and started working together as a duo. Since then, they have been working on the series called “Gazing Into the World” which mainly focuses on collaborating with local children in “Kyushu Island” where the duo currently is based in. Their work is collected by several museums around the world.

Hisaji Hara and Natsumi Hayashi, Untitled, 2016, Inkjet print, 51 x 41 cm mounted

Hisaji Hara and Natsumi Hayashi, Untitled, 2017, Inkjet print, 51 x 41 cm mounted

Hisaji Hara and Natsumi Hayashi, Playing Levitation, 2017, Inkjet print, 51 x 41 cm mounted

Hisaji Hara and Natsumi Hayashi, Untitled, 2017, Inkjet print, 51 x 41 cm mounted

Hisaji Hara and Natsumi Hayashi, Playing Levitation, 2017, Inkjet print, 51 x 41 cm mounted

Hisaji Hara and Natsumi Hayashi, Playing Levitation, 2017, Inkjet print, 51 x 41 cm mounted

Hisaji Hara and Natsumi Hayashi, Playing Twins, 2017, Inkjet print, 51 x 41 cm mounted

Hisaji Hara and Natsumi Hayashi, Playing Twins, 2017, Inkjet print, 51 x 41 cm mounted

Hisaji Hara and Natsumi Hayashi, Playing Twins, 2017, Inkjet print, 41 x 51 cm mounted