Memories of Home explores the notions of identity, memory and imagination in the photographic process. Through the process of chemigrams, which only uses photo sensitive paper, light and chemicals, I create landscapes that combine memories I have of landscapes and urban scapes from my two home countries, France and Japan. The result is an imaginary landscape that stands between the two countries, between two different memories, that also plays with the relm of the imagination as memories cannot be truthful to what it was, or what it is now. They are my own interpretation of home and of my own identity.
Kinuko Esther Asano is a French & Japanese photographer, art director and graphic designer. She grew up in Belgium, France and Japan. After completing a master degree in Art Direction and Graphic Design at l’ESAG-Penninghen in Paris and co-founding Studio3pieces, a creative studio, she took off to New York City to complete a one-year certificate program at ICP (International Center of Photography) which she recently graduated from. She now lives and works between Paris, Tokyo and New York City. While from her own background she works mostly on questions of home and identity, she is also interested in questions such as the different relationship to time in different cultures and how to represent the invisible.