As one of the first artistic acts we perform in our lives, from painting with our dinner to throwing wet toilet paper on to the ceiling at school, unexpected mark-making is always a winner. Taisuke Koyama, a Japanese fine-art photographer, likes to zoom in on the overlooked bit of life, and creates sets of themed photographs that require a closer look to be fully appreciated.
Among his other collections of images including a selection of identical rainbows he noticed kept appearing in posters around Tokyo, is this series Thousand Impacts he documents the marks that balls have left on a tennis court. What may look like aerial shots of raging tropical seas turn out to be something pretty humdrum indeed, and so fully proves Taiuske’s worth as an exceedingly good fine art photographer.
- “Run towards the noise” – MINI contemplates the future of mobility and personalisation in London
- Photographer Benedetta Ristori documents cultural juxtapositions on the Balkan peninsula
- June Korea’s photographic fantasy: one man’s relationship with his sex doll
- Smart, funny and expertly executed party posters from German designer Mark Bohle
- Vice, despair and a bafflingly fertile imagination from Brooklyn-based Milton Melvin Croissant III
- A focus on typography in Ghent-based designer Corbin Mahieu's updated portfolio
- Don't Hug Me I'm Scared - an exclusive interview with Duck, Red Guy and Yellow Guy
- World’s “ugliest” Pantone colour 448C is being used to deter smokers
- North evolves Tate identity to be more adaptable
- Babak Ganjei paints 90s sitcom sitting rooms. But which one's which?
- More bonkers and surreal selfies from Izumi Miyazaki
- Reactions to the referendum and our weekly Best of the Web