My first encounter with the work of Japanese photographer Rinko Kawauchi was sat on the floor of the Photographers Gallery Bookshop. Browsing along the shelves I came across this lone paper back book. As I opened the pages my breath was taken away. The images were so beautiful and sensitive. I bought that book ‘Utatane’ without any hesitation. Since then my collection of her books has grown, but I still get that breath of calm thumbing through the pages.