There is often the sense of something strange or veiled about Emi Fukuyamaemi’s pictures, perhaps because they frequently seem to be looking through or past some kind of visual “disturbance” in the foreground. This at once makes us aware of the picture as something that is fundamentally constructed and undermines the familiar expectation of a properly (that is to say, transparently) organized space within the frame. What she chooses to photograph also increases this effect of visual - or spatial - estrangement in that her subjects tend to be resolutely ordinary scenes. This absence of spectacle means the dissonance of the images is all that more striking. They make visible the psychological tensions that are implicit in everyday experience.