Artist Asako Narahashi Is Lucky She Sprung for the Waterproof Camera

Asako Narahashi’s (2004). Photo: Courtesy of Yossi Milo Gallery.

For her grainy photographs, Asako Narahashi floats chest deep in the ocean off the coast of Japan, her camera half-submerged in the water. Narahashi’s shutter is timed to capture the world as the tide swells, giving us a shark’s-eye view of Japan’s evidently ominous coastal life. The effect is like resurfacing in the middle of one of your parents’ slideshows from the seventies — if your parents were, say, deckhands, that is. Narahashi is at Yossi Milo through August 22. —Emma Pearse