3 NOVEMBER 2017
JPY6,400 w/o TAX
64 PAGES, 39 IMAGES (MONOCHROME), BILINGUAL IN JAPANESE AND ENGLISH
25.4 x 18.7 x 1.5 cm
Limited 1,000 copies
[PUBLISHER] SUPER LABO
[DATE OF ISSUE] 3 NOVEMBER 2017
[PRICE] JPY6,400 w/o TAX
[SPEC.] 64 PAGES, 39 IMAGES (MONOCHROME), BILINGUAL IN JAPANESE AND ENGLISH
[SIZE] 25.4 x 18.7 x 1.5 cm
Limited 1,000 copies
Of all the infinite number of curves in the world, Morita considers those of a woman's body to be the most beautiful. Representing the ideal balance between softness and solidity, the female form engenders beauty precisely because of the life it teeming beneath its surface. These photographs, featuring minimalist bodies with their colors, expressions, and even the pores of their skin stripped away, raise various questions. Are they genuine bodies? Just what is "real"? For Morita, art is the creativity that is awakened by these questions.
As an interior designer, his day-to-day work involves cutting out angles of light and shadow. However, photography goes in the opposite direction, collapsing a three-dimensional object onto flat surface. He is conscious that this transformation is a capturing of the moment where minimalism becomes a rich delusion. In this realm, Morita creates space by giving depth to flat surfaces. Desire to beauty, tension to sensuality; conflicting values are brought together the instant the shutter closes. Consequently, which direction we sway falls to the things we see.
8 NOVEMBER 2013
JPY3,600 w/o TAX
BILINGUAL IN JAPANESE AND ENGLISH
27.6 x 23 x 2 cm
[PUBLISHER] PARCO PUBLISHING
[DATE OF ISSUE] 8 NOVEMBER 2013
[PRICE] JPY3,600 w/o TAX
[SPEC.] BILINGUAL IN JAPANESE AND ENGLISH
[SIZE] 27.6 x 23 x 2 cm
[BOOK DESIGN] PLUG-IN GRAPHIC
He started his carrier when he was a student and he has designed over 500 projects so far. The book features a great variety of 81 projects such as restaurants, bars, hotels, residences and offices and his wide-ranging haute couture design essences are condensed into it.
It contains full of his philosophy so well that he calls the book "mini-me".
* Projects include:
W Hong Kong, Château Restaurant Joël Robuchon, MEGU New York, Randen Arashiyama Station, Isetan Shinjuku Store main building redevelopment