Nozomi Suzuki: Photographing the Invisible

30.05.2018

© Nozomi Suzuki Courtesy of rin art association photo by Shinya Kigure

I use the analogue technique to uncover and visualise hidden memories […]. Photography is a catalyst which brings together the image and its support-medium; it’s a way of turning that image into a physical substance.” These are the words of the young photographer Nozomi Suzuki, who has long been fascinated by the memory of things.

Suzuki is currently a doctoral student in intermedia art. She likes using the keyhole on her door as a pinhole (a simple method of photography whereby an image is reproduced once light has passed through it, through a small aperture). As the final part of the process, she collects window frames from buildings which are due to be demolished. And then the magic happens: behind a window frame that looks as if it’s on the verge of falling apart, an anonymous landscape is formed in black and white, intriguing in its blinding whiteness. It’s a strange, almost surreal way of printing memory.

© Nozomi Suzuki Courtesy of rin art association photo by Shinya Kigure

© Nozomi Suzuki Courtesy of rin art association photo by Shinya Kigure

© Nozomi Suzuki Courtesy of rin art association photo by Shinya Kigure

© Nozomi Suzuki Courtesy of rin art association photo by Shinya Kigure