アートディレクション : 中島英樹
Photographs by Hideka Tonomura
Art Director : Hideki Nakajima
Published in September 2008
Hideka Tonomura's "Haha Love" is an intimate portrait of the photographer's mother, split into two distinct halves. The first part, shot in black and white, shows Tonomura's mother in bed with a lover. Tonomura obscures the lover, which brings the viewer's attention right to her mother's face. These photographs were difficult to take, and although there are elements of pain and complicity here, the series is intended as a statement of affection. In the second half, shot in color, we see her mother counting money, which was for a loan that needed to be paid back. Clearly, each part has a certain amount of tension, and the book taken as a whole is an intense exploration of the photographer's immediate family. Nobuyoshi Araki writes the Obi for this phonebook saying "Playing around with the darkness."
Artist Information殿村任香 ｜ Hideka Tonomura HP
2003年 「Nikon Salon Juna21」に入選
2004年 殿村任香写映劇 浄瑠璃×写映」(UPLINK FACTORY)など、多分野で活動中。
1979 Born in Kobe, Hyogo pref, Japan
2000 Graduated from Visual Arts school, broadcasting & filmmaking department.
2002 Started her career in 2002 as a photographer,
2003 Nikon Juna21 prize
2008 Published a photo album "Haha Love" (Akaaka Art Publishing Inc.) in 2008.
Her photographs show her obstinacy towards her family and are acclaimed for their uniqueness which are very physiologic and at the same time, somewhat comedic.
Received lots of media exposure in various fields. Lives and Works in Tokyo.