- Alicia Joy
Kyoto-based photographer Sean Lotman recently published his first photo book, Sunlanders. Published by Bemojake, the book is a collection of handmade darkroom prints. Lotman chose to include in his art all of the anomalies that occur during the printing process: overexposure, dark marks, color warps, and other imperfections. The result is an artistic work unlike any other. Explore Sean Lotman‘s eerie Japan in ten pictures.
Lotman intentionally left out captions for the photos, allowing the viewers’ imaginations to wander and fill in the blanks with their own stories. The list of locations and dates is added as an index at the end of the book.
Lotman included a wide variety of subjects for his photos, from architecture and cities to people and daily life. But people – human activities and human emotions, both good and bad – are a key feature and a recurring theme in the book. The context and meaning behind each photo are subjective.