Tomio Seike was first recognised for his portraits of then-little-known American artist Zoe Leonard. Seike took these pictures over a five-year period from 1982 to 1987 when the two artists were travel companions through Tokyo, London, Paris and New York. Leonard’s popularity was not solidified until her exhibition at Documenta 9 in 1992, and Seike’s intimate photographs of the artist give a rare insight into her youth. Seike published his portraits of Zoe with Blitz International, Japan in 1994. These portraits of the two artists remain some of Seike’s most coveted pictures.
Tomio Seike, Portraits of Zoe, Photographs. Tokyo, London, Paris, New York. 1982-1987. Tokyo: Blitz International, 1994. unpaginated.
En.wikipedia.org. (n.d.). Zoe Leonard. [online] Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zoe_Leonard [Accessed 3 Sep. 2018].