Brussels-born Max Pinckers creates carefully staged photographs that verge on the cinematic. In his series "Two Kinds of Memory and Memory Itself" (2015), he turns the lens onto a Japan of the Western imagination, re-presenting clichés of Japanese popular culture in enticingly choreographed displays. This image is a quotation of Canadian photographer Jeff Wall's "A Sudden Gust of Wind (after Hokusai)" of 1993, which is in turn adapted from a popular 1832 woodblock print "Travelers Caught in a Sudden Breeze at Ejiri" by Katsushika Hokusai (d. 1849).
Series: Two Kinds of Memory and Memory Itself
Image rights: Courtesy of the artist, © Max Pinckers, 2015
About Max Pinckers
Belgian, b. 1988, Brussels, Belgium, based in Brussels, Belgium