Japanese artist Sohei Nishono has made these kind of photographic maps, diorama’s of a sort, explorations, representations of his wanderings around various cities. He begins by exploring, taking tens of thousands of photographs which are then whittled down to a few thousand. He then hand-prints the photos and cuts and collages them based on the memory of his wanderings to produce massive composite representations of the city as he experienced it.
What’s most wonderful about these images, these maps, is that Nishono uses multiple perspectives to represent the numerous experiences one gets when exploring new places – this depth, this multiplicity reminds us that travelling is as much about experience as getting from A to B.
Via It’s Nice That
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