New book “blue affair” is now available for pre-order.

“blue affair” is an experimental shortfilm and a photobook based on the photographer’s dreams of his time spent in the town called Koza.


“blue affair” / Kosuke Okahara

First edition of 800 + Special edition of 8
192 pages
22.7 x 17.2 cm
Printed by Mas Matbaa
Published by THE BACKYARD
Price: 7040JPY (signed) + Shipping


About special edition

Special edition comes with an artisanally made special box and a 30×40 cm limited edition gelatin silver darkroom print all made by the artist. For details, please contact us. We will soon update more details (including pictures).

For pre-order, please visit -> http:

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[An excerpt from the afterword of the book by Tatsuya Ishikawa]

In the pictures captured in Koza by Kosuke Okahara, I don’t see the photographer. It’s not because he was the one photographing, or for some other physical reasons. This might not make sense, but it feels to me as though while the photographer was with his subjects, looking directly at them, he was actually observing from another realm. What is left are pictures free from superficial emotions such as warmth and sadness and left with an almost unbearable weight of presence. Without a doubt, in those moments, while sharing the same space, he was observing from some other dimension.

– He was surely in the dreams.

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Special thanks to

Kenji Mercado, Thomas Doubliez, Marina Amada, Jessica Lim, Yusuf Sevincli, Murat Onsel Cetin, Ufuk Sahin, Kevin Lee, Sohrab Hura, Sheila Zhao, Françoise Callier, Jehsong Baak ,Tatsuya Ishikawa, and Ai Ishimori