Untitled from FEET, Tokyo, 2002
(outdoor lightbox)

The images in the exhibition FEET were taken on the Tokyo subway in October 2002. They are images of reasonably random feet – usually those belonging to whoever happened to be sitting opposite the photographer.

They touch on themes such as consumerism (a great town for shoes) and the way men and women occupy public space differently. Although this can probably be observed in many countries, it seems emphasised in Japan: the men are sprawled over their seats with crotches thrust forward while the women tend to fold themselves into the smallest space possible.

Hosier Lane
Melbourne, CBD
5th August – 15th September 2003