Takashi Arai

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Daguerreotype Image Maker


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Takashi Arai is a Japanese visual artist and filmmaker based in Berlin. Takashi first encountered photography whilst studying biology at university. In an effort to trace photography to its origins, he encountered the daguerreotype, and after much trial and error mastered the complex technique.

Takashi doesn't see the daguerreotype as a nostalgic reproduction of a classical method. He has made it his own personal medium, finding it a reliable device for storing memories, and one which is far better for recording and transmitting interactions with his subjects than modern photography.