Soul and Soul




Kiyoshi Suzuki (1943-2000) upgraded the making of book dummies to art. To him, a photo book was more than just an image telling a story. The process was equally important; a creative experiment. People first had to see the image, from local businessman to a fellow photographer. Only then could publication go ahead. The retrospective book Dutch photographer Machiel Botman created about Suzuki’s collections, carries the name of his first book ‘Soul and Soul’ (1972). A true tribute to the macabre, sometimes obscure, visual game of this Japanese photographer.