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Auf unserer Weltreise haben wir in Tokyo Taro kennen gelernt. Taro ist Fotograf und leidenschaftlicher Skateboarder. Sein aktuelles Projekt ist nun zu sehen in Berlin und heißt Pools. Er ist durch die Welt gereist und hat leere Skating-Pools fotografiert. Die paar Bilder welche ich in Tokyo gesehen haben waren umwerfend.

CIRCLECULTURE GALLERY PRESENTS “POOL” BY TARO HIRANO.
YOU ARE INVITED TO THE OPENING-SHOW
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24TH, 8 PM
GIPSSTRASSE 11, BERLIN MITTE GERMANY
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IN A SUBURB ON THE WEST COAST, THERE ARE SWIMMING POOLS WHICH HAVE QUIETLY BECOME UNUSED. THE PLACE WHICH HAS FALLEN INTO RUIN WILL SOON BECOME A HANG-OUT FOR SKATEBOARDERS. DENSE VEGETATION IN THE GARDEN. A POOL WITH A BEAUTIFUL CURVED LINE AT THE BOTTOM. WE SEE GRAFFITI AND TIRE TRACK ON THE WALL OF THE POOL. TARO HIRANO HAS TAKEN PICTURES OF POOLS AND MADE IT REPRESENT BOTH THE GOOD AND BAD ASPECTS OF THE UNITED STATES.

TARO HIRANO
BORN IN TOKYO, 1973. AFTER GRADUATING FROM MUSASHINO ART UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF IMAGING ARTS AND SCIENCES, HE STARTED WORKING AS AN ASSISTANT AT KODANSHA. IN 2000, HE BECAME A FREE LANCE. BEING INVOLVED IN LAUNCHING OF THE SKATEBOARD MAGAZINE “SB”, HE WORKED AS A PHOTO EDITOR. HE HAS BEEN SHOOTING SKATEBOARD PHOTOGRAPHS FOR “SB”, AND WRITING ARTICLES OF ITS CULTURE FOR “RELAX”. ALSO HIS WORKS ARE WIDELY SEEN IN CD JACKETS, FASHION AND CULTURE MAGAZINES.

SHOW RUNNING UNTIL JANUARY 20TH 2006 10AM-6PM

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