Works by Fumi Koike, based in Saitama, Japan. See more below.
This short by Royal College of Art student, Sarina Nihei, is hand-drawn animation perfection. The Japanese-born animator has created a masterpiece, and from what I understand it’s her first-year film?! That’s enough to make me want to put everything I made in school in a pile, and set fire to it (I was maybe going to do that this weekend anyways).
The uneasy universe of the story is brilliantly brought to life by sound designer Pat Hime. This is one of those things you watch and as you are watching it you already know it is your favourite.
Watch “Trifling Habits” below.
“Imagine Finding Me” is a project by photographer Chino Otsuka in which she cleverly composites herself into photos from her past. The digital manipulations here are pretty masterful, the lighting in each is near perfect. I wonder if she actually went back to these locations to shoot.
Enjoy a selection of the images below!