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Artist Hiki Komori Combines Human and Industrial Portraits into One

By: Meghan Young - Published: • References: hiki-komorii.tumblr and fubiz.net
The art of dual exposure in photography exploded on the scene a couple of years ago and since then artists have been putting their own spin on it; the latest is Hiki Komori. Hiki Komori, who takes his or her name from the Japanese phenomenon of reclusive adolescents or adults who withdraw from social life, captures the essence of this chosen solitude in a powerful and beautiful way.

In particular, Hiki Komori combines faces and bodies with industrial landscapes to better flesh out each seemingly opposing subject matter. The artist then gives the 'collages' a soft aged appearance that really brings out the emotion in each image. Although there is a strong sense of loneliness in Hiki Komori's photographic works, there is something quietly contemplative about them as well that is much more productive.