The Country of the Rising Sun
Winner Unpublished Dummy Award, Unseen 2012


This work was made during visits to stockholm. The emphasis is on strong lighting situations during a Scandinavian winter.

Winner Unpublished Dummy Award, Unseen 2012

Author(s): Shinji Otani
Language: English
Pages: 64
Size: 210 x 297mm
Edition: Softcover
ISBN: 978-94-6226-013-9
Edition: First Impression
Year: 2013
Photography: Shinji Otani`
Publisher: Lecturis
Design: Our Polite Society

This publication is Otani’s photobook debut. Most of the pictures in the book were made in Stockholmduring the winter time. He was struck by how bright and crisp the light is in Sweden. With a refence to his home country of Japanwhere people a realy proud to be in the country of the rising sun. But  according to Otani the sun rises in every country, even in Swedenin wintertime.

Shinji Otani was born inJapan. He graduated at the photography department of Gerrit Rietveld Academie in 2007. He lives and works inAmsterdam. Otani approaches the making of a photobook as an installation, it’s not a portfolio, but an object.

Additional information

Weight 370 g