About the Book
Photo essay of Gunkanjima, Battleship Island. An undersea coal mine, in 1959 it reach the highest population density ever recorded. Once at 83,500 inhabitants per square kilometer it lies empty and abandoned since 1974. Travel to Gunkanjima is forbidden.
Jan Smith Jan's work seeks aesthetics in remote locations. He teases and brings out the identity of places that withdraw from us. His work is often described as presenting portraits of what is missing. Guillaume Corpart Muller Guillaume focuses on the relation between people and their environment. He is often fond of large canvases that impact the eye with with sharp detail and playful use of colors and lighting. The realm of fine art and contemporary art photography is dominated by the endeavors of individual artists. Jan and Guillaume often work together and are a rare example of continuos collaborative talent and artistry in the industry. Together they present work that is both vast and intimate.