Asako Narahashi earned a degree from the School of Letters, Art, and Science of Waseda University in 1989. She began exploring photography as an art student and in the mid-1980's she joined the photography group Photo Session led by the renowned photographer Daido Moriyama. Starting in 2001, Narahashi began the series half asleep and half awake in the water. This series captures coastal scenes from just above ad below thes urface of the water. In this work it seems at any moment the swells will swallow the frame and this will be the viewer's last glimpse of the world before seemingly being swept below the tide.Read More
The disorienting semi-submerged views are mysterious, beautiful, and provide a strangely compelling perspective on landscape photography. Her work has been featured in international galleries, museums, and publications and is held in permanent collections worldwide including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She lives and works in Tokyo, Japan.
Evocative, unusual and perhaps a little disquieting, Asako Narahashi's photos of Japan can inspire a variety of reactions. From coasts to rivers and lakesides, her seemingly semi-submerged photograph
In her latest book, Ever After –a continuation of her 2008 masterpiece half awake and half asleep in the water–Narahashi shows the geography of Japan from a dreamy, desolate and disconnected perspect