One Day, Some Place features several different cities, including New York, Paris, London, Tokyo and Rome, but the focus isn’t on the exact location, it is the overall experience of a captured instance. The settings begin to blend together and ask the question - whose day is this?
Whether it is a pair caught in the rain or a hand in the bathtub - Hashimura captures an evocative moment, allowing the viewer to imagine their own story for the image. There is rain and snow, light and shadow, but the images ultimately tell the story of daily life. Faces are often obscured - these are not traditional portraits of a person but rather a portrait of a passing moment. Some images are observed instances seen through framing and curtains, an allusion to an outside world. Each moment a window into another’s world.
Hashimura often includes the edges of the negative, further narrowing our view of these collected moments. Aesthetically, One Day, Some Place fits into Hashimura’s larger canon of work – allowing us a peek into nostalgic images of an imagined narrative. Some places can be identified immediately – the World Trade Center Towers, the Statue of Liberty, but others could be anywhere.