Alex Liverani’s Appetising Japanese Photo Book

25.02.2019

WordsSolenn Cordroc'h

©Alex Liverani

It was during a pilgrimage that Italian photographer Alex Liverani discovered Japan. Fascinated just like many travellers before him, he returned home with a number of visual souvenirs which he then compiled into a photobook entitled DANGO. The name is a nod to the popular Japanese dessert composed of three raviolis in pink, white and green and served on a wooden skewer. This edible assemblage inspired Liverani who decided to created his own coloured triptych in photo form.

Photos that might otherwise have no connection are juxtaposed, given cohesion through one colour or one form that runs through the composition. Liverani’s book is a masterclass in finding harmony among images where everything is opposed, resulting in scenes which depict daily life in Japan with striking honesty.

 

©Alex Liverani

©Alex Liverani

©Alex Liverani

©Alex Liverani