Akiko OTAKE

Born 1950 in Tokyo, Japan. Graduated from Sophia University, Faculty of Humanities. Writer. Lived in New York from 1979 to 1981, starting as a writer. She has been praised for writing portraits of representitive post-war photographers in "Me no karyudo (Hunter of an eye)" (Shinchosha, Chikumashobo). Her other works are "Asufaruto no inu (A dog of an asphalt)" (SUMAI Library Publishing Company), "Zukan shounen (A pictorial book boy)" (Shogakukan), "Kimi no iru seikatsu (A life with you)" (Bungeishunju) and others.

She draws a story alive in a city borderless of real and unreal. She takes photographs herself, but also writes novels, essays, reviews, reports, recites and steps lightly over borders of genres, attracting many people with her words. Currently holding a recital gathering "Katarikoko", inviting various guests.

 

Official Site: Katarikoko
http://katarikoko.blog40.fc2.com/

Shohyo Kukan (Book Reviews)
http://booklog.kinokuniya.co.jp/ohtake/

 

♦Akiko OTAKE portfolio "Gaze+Wonder NY1980"
Release date: October 19 2012
Publisher: Toki-no-Wasuremono
Ed.8
·12 original prints in a folding paper-case
·collection of photographs "NY1980" (Akaakasha) included
Text: Toshiyuki HORIE, Akiko OTAKE
Technique: Gelatin silver print
Photographed date: 1980-1982
Printed date: 2012 by Akiko OTAKE and Yasutoshi SUMIDA (Shashinkosha)
Sheet size: 20.3x25.4cm
Each print signed and numbered by Akiko OTAKE


"night conversation"

"roof dogs"

"alley man and alley cat"
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"nut shop"

"St. Marks Street"

"fireman"
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"171 Avenue A"

"SOHO dog"

"a woman with a vacuum cleaner"
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"joggers in a snowy day"

"abandoned building"

"kitchen"


"night conversation"

1980-82
(Printed 2012)
Gelatin silver print
Image size: 31.6x47.0cm
Sheet size: 41.0x50.8cm
Ed.10
Signed

"Staten Island Ferry"

1980-82
(Printed 2012)
Gelatin silver print
Image size: 31.6x47.0cm
Sheet size: 41.0x50.8cm
Ed.10
Signed

"WHEREVER THEY ARE"

1980-82
(Printed 2012)
Gelatin silver print
Image size: 31.6x47.0cm
Sheet size: 41.0x50.8cm
Ed.10
Signed


"view from the window"

1980-82
(Printed 2012)
Gelatin silver print
Image size: 31.6x47.0cm
Sheet size: 41.0x50.8cm
Ed.10
Signed

"vacant lot"

1980-82
(Printed 2012)
Gelatin silver print
Image size: 31.6x47.0cm
Sheet size: 41.0x50.8cm
Ed.10
Signed

"a glass and glasses"

1980-82
(Printed 2012)
Gelatin silver print
Image size: 31.6x47.0cm
Sheet size: 41.0x50.8cm
Ed.10
Signed


"171 Avenue A"

1980-82
(Printed 2012)
Gelatin silver print
Image size: 31.6x47.0cm
Sheet size: 41.0x50.8cm
Ed.10
Signed

"Oh!"

1980-82
(Printed 2012)
Gelatin silver print
Image size: 31.6x47.0cm
Sheet size: 41.0x50.8cm
Ed.10
Signed

"elevated railroad"

1980-82
(Printed 2012)
Gelatin silver print
Image size: 31.6x47.0cm
Sheet size: 41.0x50.8cm
Ed.10
Signed


"a lady with a dog"

1980-82
(Printed 2012)
Gelatin silver print
Image size: 31.6x47.0cm
Sheet size: 41.0x50.8cm
Ed.10
Signed

"fireman"

1980-82
(Printed 2012)
Gelatin silver print
Image size: 31.6x47.0cm
Sheet size: 41.0x50.8cm
Ed.10
Signed

"parking"

1980-82
(Printed 2012)
Gelatin silver print
Image size: 31.6x47.0cm
Sheet size: 41.0x50.8cm
Ed.10
Signed


"abandoned building"

1980-82
(Printed 2012)
Gelatin silver print
Image size: 31.6x47.0cm
Sheet size: 41.0x50.8cm
Ed.10
Signed

"BILLY"

1980-82
(Printed 2012)
Gelatin silver print
Image size: 31.6x47.0cm
Sheet size: 41.0x50.8cm
Ed.10
Signed

"subway"

1980-82
(Printed 2012)
Gelatin silver print
Image size: 31.6x47.0cm
Sheet size: 41.0x50.8cm
Ed.10
Signed

 


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Akiko OTAKE essay "Lens Street AM 00:00" (Japanese page)



Exhibitions
2012
No.227    Akiko OTAKE Photo Exhibition. "Gaze+Wonder NY1980"    10/19 - 10/27