Business Card, 2012 - Present
Set of business cards with 100 individual images
3.5" x 2" each
Hamaguchi's business cards each present a different photograph of a large crowd on a street in Tokyo. Each image is composed of different groups of people on the same street with the artist appearing somehwere in each photograph. Because the nature of a business card exchange is to recieve only a single card, recipients cannot compare the images on each card to find the common link, so her image and location remain lost in the crowd. The photographs were not digitally edited but were rather taken by using the naturally occuring compression effect of a super telephoto lens.