|Shomei Tomatsu, Eiko Shima, 1961|
Time stopped at 11.02, 1945, Nagasaki - this was the moment the atomic bomb was exploded over Nagasaki, and is the title of Tomatsu's photograph of a watch halted at that moment. Melted Beer Bottle is another relic of that devastating explosion - a glass bottle contorted into a form which, as Sean O'Hagan, commented, at first glance... looks like a skinned cat or dog, perhaps even a suckling pig hanging outside a roadside restaurant.
|Shomei Tomatsu, Time stopped at 11.02, 1945, Nagasaki, 1961|
|Shomei Tomatsu, Beer Bottle after the Atomic Explosion, 1945, Nagasaki, 1961|
Read an obituary by Sean O'Hagan and an appreciation in Aperture.
|Shomei Tomatsu, Prostitute, Nagoya, 1958|
|Shomei Tomatsu, Untitled, from series Chewing Gum and Chocolate, Yokosuka, 1959.|
|Shomei Tomatsu, Nagasaki, 1962|
|Shomei Tomatsu, untitled, 1969|
|Shomei Tomatsu, Eros, 1969|
|Shomei Tomatsu, untitled (Kadena), 1972|
|Shomei Tomatsu, untitled (Okinawa City), 1979|