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    Hiroh Kikai

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Hiroh Kikai

Posted by Bryony Quinn,

When stumbling about the internet sometimes you find something paralysingly special – in an oxymoronic blur your faith in endless image aggregation is reanimated and you remain in your seat for another two hours. Anyhow. Hiroh Kikai is not a new face in photography, indeed in 1969 when he was shown Diane Arbus’ work he began taking photos with the same Hasselblad camera he uses today. His portraits are extraordinary, spanning over 30 years, Persona features characters on the streets of Tokyo that tell whole stories rather than instances, reinforcing a philosophy (which he studied) that “the essential thing was not the camera but the act of looking.”

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Posted by Bryony Quinn

Bryony was It’s Nice That’s first ever intern and worked her way up to assistant online editor before moving on to pursue other interests in the summer of 2012.