Europe: Where Time Has Stopped

A travelogue of sorts, Where Time Has Stopped records the photographer’s travels in Europe from 1962-1965. The off-kilter, expressionist compositions bear the unmistakable mark of William Klein–whose influence on post-war Japanese photography cannot be overstated–yet are entirely more stark and surreal. Rather than giving the viewer a sense of the photographer as plunged into the world, Narahara’s compsitions possess an uncanny sense of vertigo–of the camera as almost disembodied, floating through the scenes it observes. “More than once,” Narahara has said, “I had the impression that the spirit of my photographs achieved a detachment and freedom of the soul close to nothingness: what is called Zen”

pp. 204; 30 COL e 105 BW ills.; hardcover with dust jacket. Publisher: Kashima Kenkyujo Shupankan, Tokyo, 1967.

ID: 17504

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A travelogue of sorts, Where Time Has Stopped records the photographer’s travels in Europe from 1962-1965. The off-kilter, expressionist compositions bear the unmistakable mark of William Klein–whose influence on post-war Japanese photography cannot be overstated–yet are entirely more stark and surreal. Rather than giving the viewer a sense of the photographer as plunged into the world, Narahara’s compsitions possess an uncanny sense of vertigo–of the camera as almost disembodied, floating through the scenes it observes. “More than once,” Narahara has said, “I had the impression that the spirit of my photographs achieved a detachment and freedom of the soul close to nothingness: what is called Zen”

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