Peperoni Books, 2017
Hardback, 20 x 25 cm
120 pages, 89 color photographs
The fourth and – unfortunately- final edition of the photobook.
Once again better, more dense, more beautiful, more oppressive than all predecessors.
Each edition of ‘Tokyo Compression’ is slightly different from the previous one, and even the images themselves become less descriptive and more pictorial over time.
With “Tokyo Compression” Michael Wolf struck a nerve. His portraits of people who are on their way in the Tokyo subway, constrained between glass, steel and fellow travelers, have won many awards and are shown in exhibitions around the globe.
The first three editions of the book are sold out.
The topic kept haunting Michael Wolf as well. Again and again he returned to Tokyo in order to immerse in the subsurface insanity.
Whit “Tokyo Compression Final Cut” the fourth, a completely revised edition of the classic is published, with many so far unreleased images and an entirely new “hidden track” at the end of the book.