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TOKYO, JAPAN: HEXAGON DERIVATIVES

The HEXAGON DERIVATIVES series is an ongoing project that began life as a way for me to use the “semi-documentary” photos I would shoot in the various cities around the world I’ve vistied: to transform these static shots of our urban landscapes into graphic reinterpretations of a new city plan.

 
 
TOKYO, JAPAN: HEXAGON DERIVATIVE A (FULL COMPOSITION)    • 28” x 50”• GICLEE PRINT FROM TRANSPARENCY FILM COMPOSITION

TOKYO, JAPAN: HEXAGON DERIVATIVE A (FULL COMPOSITION) • 28” x 50”• GICLEE PRINT FROM TRANSPARENCY FILM COMPOSITION

 TOKYO, JAPAN:
HEXAGON DERIVATIVES

The HEXAGON DERIVATIVES series is an ongoing project that began life as a way for me to use the “semi-documentary” photos I would shoot in the various cities around the world I’ve vistied: to transform these static shots of our urban landscapes into graphic reinterpretations of a new city plan. In each new city I visit, I enjoy walking the central areas and commercial districts in a very non-specific way, “derive style”, and shoot geometric, linear film photos of the city.

TOKYO, JAPAN: HEXAGON DERIVATIVE B (FULL COMPOSITION)    • 28” x 50”• GICLEE PRINT FROM TRANSPARENCY FILM COMPOSITION

TOKYO, JAPAN: HEXAGON DERIVATIVE B (FULL COMPOSITION) • 28” x 50”• GICLEE PRINT FROM TRANSPARENCY FILM COMPOSITION

The compositions in the prints are constructed from those transparency films, which I assemble together by hand to mimic a beehive, then scan at ultra high resolution. I cut into pieces and reconfigured into the hexagon's six-sided terms. These compositions present a different perception of order, a world free from our lateral existence by using only the shape of the hexagon to reconfigure our geometric reality. 

The prints in TOKYO, JAPAN: HEXAGON DERIVATIVES 1-10 are detailed views of the film transparency compositions A and B above. I shot the film in a straight-on, documentary style in Tokyo in 2017 on medium format transparency film (check out this blogpost on shooting in Tokyo). These prints provide the viewer a closer look at the details of the photos and physical assemblage.

Contact me for the PDF catalog of this series, or to request the price list or quote.

 
TOKYO, JAPAN: HEXAGON DERIVATIVE 1    • 20” x 28”• GICLEE PRINT FROM TRANSPARENCY FILM COMPOSITION

TOKYO, JAPAN: HEXAGON DERIVATIVE 1 • 20” x 28”• GICLEE PRINT FROM TRANSPARENCY FILM COMPOSITION

 
TOKYO, JAPAN: HEXAGON DERIVATIVE 2    • 20” x 28”• GICLEE PRINT FROM TRANSPARENCY FILM COMPOSITION

TOKYO, JAPAN: HEXAGON DERIVATIVE 2 • 20” x 28”• GICLEE PRINT FROM TRANSPARENCY FILM COMPOSITION

 
TOKYO, JAPAN: HEXAGON DERIVATIVE 3    • 20” x 28”• GICLEE PRINT FROM TRANSPARENCY FILM COMPOSITION

TOKYO, JAPAN: HEXAGON DERIVATIVE 3 • 20” x 28”• GICLEE PRINT FROM TRANSPARENCY FILM COMPOSITION

 
TOKYO, JAPAN: HEXAGON DERIVATIVE 4    • 20” x 28”• GICLEE PRINT FROM TRANSPARENCY FILM COMPOSITION

TOKYO, JAPAN: HEXAGON DERIVATIVE 4 • 20” x 28”• GICLEE PRINT FROM TRANSPARENCY FILM COMPOSITION

 
TOKYO, JAPAN: HEXAGON DERIVATIVE 5    • 20” x 28”• GICLEE PRINT FROM TRANSPARENCY FILM COMPOSITION

TOKYO, JAPAN: HEXAGON DERIVATIVE 5 • 20” x 28”• GICLEE PRINT FROM TRANSPARENCY FILM COMPOSITION

 
TOKYO, JAPAN: HEXAGON DERIVATIVE 6    • 20” x 28”• GICLEE PRINT FROM TRANSPARENCY FILM COMPOSITION

TOKYO, JAPAN: HEXAGON DERIVATIVE 6 • 20” x 28”• GICLEE PRINT FROM TRANSPARENCY FILM COMPOSITION

 
TOKYO, JAPAN: HEXAGON DERIVATIVE 7    • 20” x 28”• GICLEE PRINT FROM TRANSPARENCY FILM COMPOSITION

TOKYO, JAPAN: HEXAGON DERIVATIVE 7 • 20” x 28”• GICLEE PRINT FROM TRANSPARENCY FILM COMPOSITION

 
TOKYO, JAPAN: HEXAGON DERIVATIVE 8    • 20” x 28”• GICLEE PRINT FROM TRANSPARENCY FILM COMPOSITION

TOKYO, JAPAN: HEXAGON DERIVATIVE 8 • 20” x 28”• GICLEE PRINT FROM TRANSPARENCY FILM COMPOSITION

 
TOKYO, JAPAN: HEXAGON DERIVATIVE 9    • 20” x 28”• GICLEE PRINT FROM TRANSPARENCY FILM COMPOSITION

TOKYO, JAPAN: HEXAGON DERIVATIVE 9 • 20” x 28”• GICLEE PRINT FROM TRANSPARENCY FILM COMPOSITION

 
TOKYO, JAPAN: HEXAGON DERIVATIVE 10    • 20” x 28”• GICLEE PRINT FROM TRANSPARENCY FILM COMPOSITION

TOKYO, JAPAN: HEXAGON DERIVATIVE 10 • 20” x 28”• GICLEE PRINT FROM TRANSPARENCY FILM COMPOSITION