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Kishin Shinoyama is a Japanese photographer graduated from Nihon University. He worked with the Light Publicity agency while still a student and freelanced after graduation. He has put out a large number of books of girls, dressed, mostly undressed, and nude. In this book he directs his lens on Rinko Kikuchi (1981) a Japanese actress. Kikuchi is the first Japanese actress to be nominated for an Academy Award in 50 years.
Stiff photographic wraps. Numerous black & white, colour images and foldouts. Considered to be one of the most important Japanese photobooks of the 20th Century. Very 60's and very amazing first book by the master of the nude. With text by Yukio Mishima and Makato Wada.
Arno Nollen wants to give a total picture of the girl – not in the sense that he wishes to assemble an encyclopedic overview of archetypes of all sorts which he would classify according to looks, profession or background. This kind of catagorical thinking is totally alien to him and is at odds with his intention of emphasing precisely the uniqueness of each girl. His photographs are much more a variegated mixture of impressions a collection of almost random atmospheric images that move between dream and reality, between playful nudity and seductive eroticism, between candid vulnerabillity and provocative self-assurance. (text Karel Schampers)
Reproductions from prints made by Lee Friedlander, introduction by Susan Sontag, interviews edited by John Szarkowski.
unpaginated, text in German with photographic b/w plates. Plates printed in gravure.
Paul Kooikers work Crush consists of 20 large format, black and white photographs and features naked models photographed in his studio. The images create the illusion of a crime scene, through photographs that appear quickly made while also translating a taciturn nervousness. This catalogue, produced in co-operation with the photographer for an exhibition at the Boijmans van Beuningen, documents this new body of work, and can be considered as a new addition to Kooikers ongoing series of photographic books.
87 black-and-white photographs, design by Hans Werner Holzwarth. Black printed paper-covered boards, text to spine in grey and pink. Black-and-white photo-illustrated dust-jacket, black, text in grey and pink; During the winter of 1993-4 Merry Alpern photographed from a Wall Street apartment scenes taking place within two windows of a sex club which was opposite. Rather than being overtly graphic the resulting images are instead suggestive of the exchanges taking place inside between businessmen and the female prostitutes who worked at the club. Ref.:802 photo books from the M + M Auer collection, p.726
"Park at night document - Love-watching in the dark." Stiff wrappers in dust jacket. Black-and-white photos interspersed with text.
The original "Document Koen" is one of the most notorious and collectible photo books from Japan. This follow-up paperback features photos from the first section of the book with text and diagrams.
This small volume, published a year after the original, is a D.I.Y. of sorts for aspiring photo-voyeurs aiming to produce the sort of images seen in Document Park.
Volume 1; Catalogue produced by the Fotomuseum in the Hague in 2004 is a testament to the eccentric photographer's obsession with girls. Beautifully laid out and reproduced on a heavy uncoated stock - a wonderful object
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