Rinko Kawauchi: the eyes, the ears
“There is something Zen-like, something about the “here and now”, a glimpse, a shimmer, the joy and beauty of everyday life in all her work that makes Rinko Kawauchi the outstanding photographer that she is recognized in the art world since she first published a series of three books, Utatane, Hanabi and Hanako, in 2001. She is gifted to capture the subtle fragile moments we miss when we are hurrying though our days.
What makes this book something very very special within her work is the wonderful combination of pictures and text, her own verses that intuitively correspond to what she sees; what we all might feel in the presence of being. No fear, no struggle, no anger, just sensing and BEING. This is what makes life so wonderful.”
- Christine Fischer; member of the Fotografie Forum Frankfurt