We believe that art should be an experience. Thus, DARK SKIES OVER TOKYO is intended to be touched, held, and interacted with. From the noticeable weight, to the handheld size, to the removable portfolio– each component of DARK SKIES OVER TOKYO is intentional.
Brushing your fingers over the prints renders into sound the materiality of the image. Holding the prints in your hands and bringing them closely to your eyes, the depth of the photographic moment transports you to the streets of Tokyo.
Each art portfolio comes with a set of three prints, printed in Chicago by Brian Milo. Each individually-made 5×7-inch print is made via the ‘Giclée printing’ method, with UltraChrome K3 archival ink on 96-pound matte paper — the heaviest and thickest photographic paper avilable in existence. This contributes to the Haptic Experience.
The set of three prints are carefully placed in a removable portfolio made of eco-friendly Nepalese handmade paper. The prints may be re-ordered within the portfolio and hung on a wall for display. Or the prints may be removed and framed according to preference.
This project was a labor of love and creative collaboration among Eric Kim, Cindy A. Nguyen, Brian Milo, Hiroaki Takeshima, and supportive friends and family.
DARK SKIES OVER TOKYO is limited to only 25 sets. Each print in the portfolio is numbered, signed, and one of a kind. Your investment in this art portfolio will support the creative collaboration between ERIC KIM x HAPTIC INDUSTRIES.