This ‘Broken Chord’ series came about after a visit to Wrocław, a Polish city designated as European Capital of Culture in 2016.
Hamada began capturing the passage of time and the memories of the city itself, upon returning to Japan, he intertwined these with his own memories of the journey to produce this series of images.
For his first exhibition featuring monochrome photographs, Hamada produced both straight prints and double exposures created using dual enlargers.
By trading in color for black and white and through the mix of straight and double-exposed prints he has succeeded in reproducing the invisible reality lurking just below our own–“the passage of time and the memories of the city itself.”
Design Naonori Yago
Translation Dan Szpara
Printing and Binding Live Art Books Inc.
First Edition May 10, 2017
Limited Edition 500 copies