This title, published in 2009, is a revised edition of Nao Tsuda’s first book, which was published in 2004 with hiromiyoshii. “Coming Closer” was a kind of study for the landscape work which he would develop fully with “SMOKE LINE,” published by Akaaka in 2008. In his books, Tsuda often shows the viewer multiple views of the same scene, taken from a similar perspective. Where “SMOKE LINE” is large and colorful, though, “Coming Closer” is an almost miniature, more playful effort. The book opens with a sequence of color photos printed on glossy paper, but the majority of the book consists of black and white photos printed on a matte stock. The book’s small format means that Tsuda’s landscapes aren’t at all grandiose, but seeing three or four of them together on one spread makes for a strangely pleasant viewing experience.