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“Sewing Box” Eye Ohashi

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Photo: Eye Ohashi
Texts: Mika Kobayashi (photography researcher) 
Publisher: HeHe
Language: Japanese/English
Size: 25.7 x 21.0 cm

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To look at the act of "sewing" through a sewing box is not only to treat "clothing" as something to be consumed, but also to consider the totality of an activity that is deeply related to the body and the passage of time of oneself and others close to oneself, and positioned within a means to care for them. -Mika Kobayashi (Photography Researcher)
 
One hundred people's sewing boxes as photographed by photographer Ai Ohashi. The focus on the sewing box owned by her mother, who loved sewing, was the catalyst for the photo shoot, which was followed by a broadening of the subject matter and the continuation of the photo shoot. From heavy sewing boxes that must have been passed down from generation to generation, to empty candy boxes, simple plastic tool boxes, rattan containers, cloth bags, Ziploc bags, and other lightweight items, these small sewing boxes are daily necessities in themselves, but the way the boxes are chosen, the types of tools used, and the way they are organized and stored reveal the individuality and orientation of their owners. The boxes themselves are daily necessities. 
The warmth of the people can be felt from the sewing boxes that have been used for a long time together and even exude a certain charm, creating a strangely calming photo collection.
 
Eye Ohashi
Born in 1974 in Kanagawa Prefecture. In 1995, she graduated from Tokyo College of Photography. Major solo exhibitions include “arche” (2019, POETIC SCAPE, Tokyo), “Yaan Village” (2014, Ginza Photo Promenade, Tokyo), and “piece” (2013, FOIL GALLERY, Kyoto/hpgrp Gallery, Tokyo) ), “UNCHAINED” (2008, FOIL GALLERY, Tokyo), etc. Her photo books include "arche" (2019, poetic scape), "piece" (2013, FOIL), "UNCHAINED" (2008, FOIL), and "Longe daqui" (2004, Shinpusha).