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Suburbs are soulless places. That includes Tama, near Tokyo, a neighbourhood built in1971 to meet the demands of the post-war economic boom. The houses, gardens and parking spaces are tightly packed. Every square inch is carefully measured out. This is where Tomoyuki Sakaguchi (1969, Kagawa,Japan) lives. During a couple of nocturnal bike rides he photographed his neighbourhood from the street. The result is remarkable.Through his use of light, the boring suburb has metamorphosed into a magical, Tim Burtonesque landscape. A neighbourhood, it would seem, whose only inhabitants are cars,which, just like people, appear to be sleeping at night.


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