Sunlanders


Over a span of five years, Sean Lotman traveled Japan’s many islands documenting the Far East archipelago not as it is at this present moment, but as a temporal reality fused with ethereal phenomena. His resulting project, Sunlanders, is thus not a historical document, but a surreal conception of society. It’s a way of mystifying banal stereotypes, slipping away into a parallel universe of vivid colors, standstill environments and dreamy manifestations.

Unique in its experimental burning and dodging techniques, all the images from the project are scanned from handmade color darkroom prints, inspired by the Technicolor films of his childhood.

 

Sean Lotman (USA, 1975)

A native of Los Angeles, Sean Lotman has been living in Japan for more than ten years. Sunlanders is his first photo book, published by Bemojake, 2016. He shoots only film and all his color prints are handmade in the darkroom. He lives in Kyoto with his wife, the photographer, Ariko Inaoka, and their son, Tennbo.

www.seanlotman.com

Sunlanders  www.vimeo.com