In Frame's latest book publication, Where They Create: Japan, photographer Paul Barbera and author Kanae Hasegawa explore the workplaces of 32 Japanese creatives. The subjects of Barbera’s images are from all walks of life – including architects Kengo Kuma, Toyo Ito and Tadao Ando, artists Mariko Mori and Kohei Nawa, fashion labels Engineered Garments and White Mountaineering, and many others – with engaging stories of how they have arrived at ‘where they create’.
Most importantly for Barbera is the sense of discovering new and interesting creatives and the pleasure of spending time with them – seeing their work and admiring what they do. It is these intimate moments that Barbera captures on camera and he shares his observations with an audience who relish a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process.
This is further enhanced by the interviews conducted by Hasegawa, a writer on Japanese design culture. Through the select curation of creatives, beautiful and compelling images and insightful dialogue into the creative process, this books endeavors to give insight into contemporary Japanese design culture.
This book follows the succesful first edition, Where They Create, where Barbera documented creative studios all over the world, not focusing on one specific country. Both books are based on Barbera's well-known weblog wheretheycreate.com
Pre-order today to get 20% off the retail price (€29), but act quick: this pre-sale runs until the book's release date of 1 November.