There’s a subtle kind of beauty to Miki Takahashi’s double exposure photos. Overtly feminine self-portraits combine with both urban and natural scenes in a harmonious intermingling which masks a deeper emotional drama.
Takashashi might carefully turn her head just enough to expose her neck and create a sense of vulnerability and interest. The recognizable landmarks of her eyes, nose, and lips may give way to a bushel of flowers whose bold colors and textures carry the viewer’s eye off into space.
The city scenes themselves are instantly recognizable as Tokyo. It’s a small nod to her city of residence as well as an invitation for us to look at this place with as much familiarity as the artist who makes her home there. [inagblog.com]