'Showa' Joe Lai
With a fascination for the recreation of fictitious personae, the resulting photographs by Joe Lai (b. 1977, French) resemble shots taken on film sets as advertisements for cinematic features. Imitating the manner of film stills, Lai is recreating a succession of characters in dramatic and occasional horror situations that hint at stories. Deliberately ambiguous, he engages the viewer by inviting individual interpretation. edition of 500 copies.