I have been interested in Hosoe and his ability to establish strong connections between himself and his subjects. In Barakei, for example, Hosoe photographed writer, Mishima Yukio, in 1963. Superimposing Mishima’s image upon Western paintings, this series of works resulted in a stunning visual presentation of portraiture and photographic performance. To read more, please click here.
Here is a more recent journalistic image taken by Hosoe:
All photography © Hosoe Eikoh