A collection of photographs at the miraculous nexus of reality and theatricality.
When Rocco the cat entered his life, Masaki Hoshino had already been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. The mystical allure of Rocco’s ways soon captivated the former stage producer, reigniting his professional passion; and from that day onward he began to photograph his new “actor,” painstakingly preparing angles and lighting and chasing after the free-spirited feline all the while struggling with his own worsening physical debility. Luv. Rocco is the product of that endeavor, the profound and serendipitous culmination of three years of intense engagement between photographer and subject.