Tuesday, February 28th, 2012
There are photographers who capture life as it happens, and then there are those who create their own bizarre simulacrum. Led by graphic designer Takayuki Nakazawa and photographer Hiroshi Manaka, Tokyo-based photo collective Nam falls fully into the latter category. Nam numbers ten members in total, working together to create surreal moments of sheer tension. We’re not talking about your run-of-the-mill staged photo shoot, though; no, these are full-blown cinematic sets constructed from a befuddling mix of analog and digital ingenuity.