Inspired Mapping

January 2011

Cartography with a human touch

Sohei Nishino is a young photographer who fancies mapping cities in a more in-depth way than that of merely recording its physical contours. Having already completed 12 such maps, his process involves taking circa ten-thousand shots as raw material, narrowing the number down to less than half, and then cutting and assembling those images into a singular collage, which, when photographed, becomes the very multidimensional version he had in mind.
Diorama Map i-Land © Sohei Nishinow. Courtesy Michael Hoppen Contemporary/Emon Photo Gallery
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