8 SEP, 2006
As the title, Diary, uncovered suggests, Noda captures glimpses of daily life; neighborhood scenes, his young daughter holding her blanket, fruits and vegetables in the kitchen, gifts from friends or even napping self-portraits. Noda turns this self-examination into beautiful stark records of the quotidian. Through his meticulous process, the sharpness of the photographs deteriorates and fine edges soften, bespeaking of how memories might reside in our minds. This is further reinforced by the painterly and lyrical sensibilities that surpass the superficiality of the image itself. Blurring the line between photography and woodblock printing, Noda’s special technique provides a compelling way to capture daily moments on paper and to gaze at his reinterpreted memories.