Small Planet. By Naoki Honjo. Sun Chiapang/Little More, 2006. 144pp., illustrated thoughout, 21cmx26,9cm. Images from here.
" 'Small changes in point of view can lead to big changes in consciousness. I think this is the role of photography and it’s what makes photography interesting.'
Naoki Honjo’s parochial birds-eye landscapes and cityscapes appear at once familiar and removed, simple and disorienting, real and fake.
The Tokyo-based photographer ingeniously manipulates lighting, scale, perspective, focus and colour to invoke a sense of small-scale falseness about the environments we live in."