Osamu Kanemura «Successive Sliding of Pleasure»

Osamu Kanemura «Successive Sliding of Pleasure» Cover

Number 7 in our small series

Limited edition: 200 copies
Published in: 2016
72 pages
Images: full page images
Printing: Xerox digital
Dimensions: 16,5 x 24 cm / 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 inch
Weight: 0,25 kg
Cover: grey cover with hot foil embossing
Languages: English
ISBN: 978-3-9816885-9-7

Regular Edition:
Price: 40 EUR / 48 USD

Signed copies 45,00 € / 50,00 $

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Some facing pages from the book (photographed on glass table)

Osamu Kanemura «Successive Sliding of Pleasure» facing page / Doppelseite Osamu Kanemura «Successive Sliding of Pleasure» facing page / Doppelseite Osamu Kanemura «Successive Sliding of Pleasure» facing page / Doppelseite Osamu Kanemura «Successive Sliding of Pleasure» facing page / Doppelseite Osamu Kanemura «Successive Sliding of Pleasure» facing page / Doppelseite

«Yuichi Hibi – Salt of the Earth»

««Yuichi Hibi – Salt of the Earth»

Yuichi Hibi's "Salt of the Earth" was produced on Amami Islands, Japan's "islands of centenarians" in 2007. Hibi employs dropped horizons, stark contrasts and occasional extreme sections to stage the island and its inhabitants pictorially; with this perspective so typical of post-war Japanese photography, he joins the tradition of the Japanese masters of the 1970s like Nakahira, Moriyama and Takanashi.
His previous publications such as Imprint and Neco – most of which appeared in the acclaimed Nazraeli Press – are out of print, with only a very few copies still available from us.

Limited edition: 250 copies
sealed
Published in: 2014
80 pages
Images: full page images
Printing: special matt digital printing
Dimensions: 240 x 165 mm, 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inch
Weight: 0,34 kg
Cover: color board with hotfoil embossing
Languages: English
ISBN: 978-3-9816885-2-8

Regular Edition:
Price: 45 USD

Special Edition No. 1-12 – in an hand-made box (hot foil embossing on natural linen), includes the silver-gelatine print (shown below), printed and signed by the artist
Price: 300 USD

«Yuichi Hibi – Salt of the Earth» Special Edition

Here are some facing pages from the book:

««Yuichi Hibi – Salt of the Earth» 002 ««Yuichi Hibi – Salt of the Earth» 003 ««Yuichi Hibi – Salt of the Earth» 004

Kosuke Okahara «Almost Paradise»

«Kosuke Okahara – Almost Paradise» Cover «Kosuke Okahara – Almost Paradise»

Kosuke Okahara's series "Almost Paradise", made in 2013, recounts the story of South American, primarily Colombian migrants attempting to reach the USA on risky and difficult routes via Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panama and Mexico. In compelling black and white images, Okahara has captured the joys and sufferings of these people without turning them into mere objects for his camera. The book was printed using an unusual process which lends it an appearance reminiscent of intaglio work. In this way it conveys the full drama of disappointed hopes.

Limited edition: 250 copies
signed and sealed
Published in: 2014
72 pages
Printing: special matt digital printing
Dimensions: 240 x 165 mm, 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inch
Weight: 0,32 kg
Cover: color board with hotfoil embossing
Languages: English
ISBN: 978-3-9816885-1-1

Regular Edition:
Price: 45 USD

Special Edition No. 1-20 – in an hand-made, embossed linen-box, includes a silver-gelatine print, printed and signed by the artist (2 different images, see below – 10 copies each)
Price: 280 USD

«Kosuke Okahara – Almost Paradise» Special Edition 1«Kosuke Okahara – Almost Paradise» Special Edition 2

Here are some facing pages from the book:

«Kosuke Okahara – Almost Paradise» 001 «Kosuke Okahara – Almost Paradise» 002 «Kosuke Okahara – Almost Paradise» 003 «Kosuke Okahara – Almost Paradise» 004 «Kosuke Okahara – Almost Paradise» 005

Buch «Shin Yanagisawa 1958-2008»

««Shin Yanagisawa 1958-2008» two covers

Limited edition: 500 copies
numbered and with the personal seal of Shin Yanagisawa
Published in: 2013
127 pages,
Images: about 144 full plate photographs
Printing: Offset / Tritone
Dimensions: 9.3/5 x 12.4/5 Inch (245 x 325 mm)
Weight: 2,65 Ibs (1,1 kg )
Cover: hot foil embossing on natural linen, in four different versions
Languages: English / Japanese
ISBN: 978-3-9812537-8-8

Regular edition:
140 USD

Special editions:

  • deLuxe edition Nr. 1 – 5 – in a separate, hand-made linen-box, includes two silver-gelatine prints:
    Hair Dressing, Yamagata 1975 from the series »Winter has come« [book page 76/77] and
    Shinjuku, Tokyo 1963 from the series »Traces in the City« [book page 26/27]
    price: 1400 USD
  • Special edition Nr. 6 –15 – in a separate, hand-made linen-box, includes one print:
    Hair Dressing, Yamagata 1975 from the series »Winter has come« [book page 76/77]
    price: 700 USD
  • Special edition Nr. 16 –25 – in a separate, hand-made linen-box, includes one print:
    Shinjuku, Tokyo 1963 from the series »Traces in the City« [book page 26/27]
    price: 700 USD
««Shin Yanagisawa 1958-2008» Print Special Editions

photo for the special editions' prints – Shinjuku, Tokyo 1963

««Shin Yanagisawa 1958-2008» Print Special Editions

photo for the special editions' prints– Hair Dressing, Yamagata 1975

Here are some facing pages from the book:

«Shin Yanagisawa 1958-2008» S. 8-9 «Shin Yanagisawa 1958-2008» S. 20-21 «Shin Yanagisawa 1958-2008» S. 46-47 «Shin Yanagisawa 1958-2008» S. 56-57 «Shin Yanagisawa 1958-2008» S. 88-89 «Shin Yanagisawa 1958-2008» S. 98-99 «Shin Yanagisawa 1958-2008» S. 132-133

Shin Yanagisawa was born 1936, in Tokyo. He was part of the outstanding generation of japanese photographers from the 1960s and 1970s. This generation shaped our ideas and impressions with a new photographic view of contemporary japan as a country between tradition and the modern era – even until today.  After studying at the famous Tokyo College of Photography in Shibuya, Yanagisawa started working as a freelance photographer. He became engaged in subjects of the landscape and their changes, the roughness of nature and the urban reality of big cities.

With his camera he bore down upon life itself, showed backstage-eroticism in a night club; and traced with his camera a winter love, of which we only can assume, was unique to him. Yanagisawa's series Traces of the City 1965 – 1970 (title of his only bigger, long time out of print book) reflects the feelings of a whole generation. This series was exhibited in a one-man show in Tokyo 1979. Beside of that, Yanagisawa took part in numerous group exhibitions, e.g. the important 15 Photographers Exhibition at Tokyo National Museum of Modern Art.

Only photography is now presenting a first monograph on Shin Yanagisawa outside of Japan, with a text by Yanagisawa On Photography, published in english for the first time. Yanagisawa's three earlier publications from the 1980s are long time out of print, but are on view in our gallery.

«Shomei Tomatsu Photographs 1951-2000»

«Shomei Tomatsu Photographs 1951-2000» Cover

Limited and signed edition: 500 copies
Published in: 2012
127 pages
Photographs: 90 (b/w and colour)
Dimensions: 248 x 325 mm
Weight: 1,1 kg
Cover: embossed hard-cover
Languages: English / Japanese
ISBN: 978-3-9812537-7-1

Regular edition: The edition numbers 51 to 500 bear the personal seal of Shomei Tomatsu, on extra Japanese paper.
price: 200 USD

Special editions:

  • deLuxe edition Nr. 1 – 5 – in a separate, handmade box; they include a digital black & white print, signed and numbered by the artist:
    Evident absence, Michiko, Actress, Tokyo 1971 [book: cover and page 105]
    price: 7,000 USD
  • Special edition Nr. 6 – 50 – include a sheet of handmade Japanese paper signed by Shomei Tomatsu and come in a unique, handmade linen box.
    The first 20 special edition are sold already.
    No. 21 -35, price: SOLD OUT
    No. 36 - 50, price: 650 USD

Here are some facing pages from the book:

«Shomei Tomatsu Photographs 1951-2000» S. 18-19 «Shomei Tomatsu Photographs 1951-2000» S. 10-11 «Shomei Tomatsu Photographs 1951-2000» S. 56-57 «Shomei Tomatsu Photographs 1951-2000» S. 46-47 «Shomei Tomatsu Photographs 1951-2000» S. 74-75 «Shomei Tomatsu Photographs 1951-2000» S. 48-49 «Shomei Tomatsu Photographs 1951-2000» S. 116-117

Some more variants of the boxes:

«Shomei Tomatsu Photographs 1951-2000» Cover Leinen Varianten«Shomei Tomatsu Photographs 1951-2000» Cover Leinen Varianten liegend

I see it as both an honour and a great pleasure – after my books on Yutaka Takanashi and Issei Suda – to be able to continue my series on the masters of Japanese post-war photography with a book on Shomei Tomatsu. Although I have long been familiar with a number of his iconic images, I have only come to fully comprehend the entire spectrum encompassed by his sixty-year career while preparing this book.

From his roughly fifteen publications to date – which include the only important Western publication, the catalogue of his 2006 exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Art – I had selected roughly 110 photographs for my book. With copies of the photographs I selected under my arm, I visited Shomei Tomatsu and his wife this past summer in his studio in Okinawa, where he has been living for several years now, mainly for health reasons. And I was amazed that the great master, who has a reputation among the cognoscenti of being very rigorous, approved of my selections, without any reservations.

With the exception of a very few photos from the early years of the American occupation of Okinawa – which are to be included in an American publication planned on this topic – and three motifs for which the negatives can no longer be found, my selection constitutes the contents of this book. I was conscious of the fact that my chosen limit of roughly 100 illustrations for this book would mean forfeiting the one or the other important motif. Nevertheless, I am convinced that the final selection not only clearly illustrates why Shomei Tomatsu is seen as a “godfather” by nearly all living Japanese photographers – including the stars of the scene whose work is considerably more present in the West, such as Nobuyoshi Araki or Daido Moriyama – and why colleagues in his native country all regard him with such respect. Hence, this book should also contribute to establishing an appropriate place for his work and his name in the international photography scene.

«Issei Suda. The Work of a Lifetime - Photographs 1968 - 2006…»

«Issei Suda. The Work of a Lifetime - Photographs 1968 - 2006…» Cover

Pages: 128 p.
Photographs: 90
Dimensions: 255 x 325 mm
Weight: 1,4 kg

Editions:

Regular edition No. 1 – 500, signed and numbered: 198 USD

Special editions numbers I – XXXV, in a separate, hand-made linen-box, include siver-gelatine prints (size 9,5" by 12") signed and numbered by the artist in the following combinations:

    • DeLuxe Edition No. I – V – includes two prints:
      Takasaki Gunma, 1971 (book p. 29) and Higashi-jûjô, Tokyo, 1981 (book p. 102)
      price: 2500 USD
    • Edition No. VI – XX – includes the print:
      Takasaki Gunma, 1971 (book p. 29)
      price: 1000 USD
    • Edition No. XXI – XXXV – includes the print:
      Higashi-jûjô, Tokyo, 1981 (book p. 102)
      price: 1000 USD

Special editions image – Higashi-jûjô, Tokyo:

«Issei Suda. The Work of a Lifetime - Photographs 1968 - 2006…» Special editions print Higashi-jûjô, Tokyo

Special editions image – Takasaki Gunma:

«Issei Suda. The Work of a Lifetime - Photographs 1968 - 2006…» Special editions print Takasaki Gunma

Some pages from the book:

«Issei Suda. The Work of a Lifetime - Photographs 1968 - 2006…» Doppelseite S 24 25 «Issei Suda. The Work of a Lifetime - Photographs 1968 - 2006…» Doppelseite S 26 27 «Issei Suda. The Work of a Lifetime - Photographs 1968 - 2006…» Doppelseite S 40 41 «Issei Suda. The Work of a Lifetime - Photographs 1968 - 2006…» Doppelseite S 46 47 «Issei Suda. The Work of a Lifetime - Photographs 1968 - 2006…» Doppelseite S 48 49 «Issei Suda. The Work of a Lifetime - Photographs 1968 - 2006…» Doppelseite S 52 53

When I first encountered works by Issei Suda (born 1940 in Tokyo) several years ago, it was more than the discovery of a photographer I had never heard of before. For me, the names Araki and Moriyama represented the epitome of Japanese post-war photography. I was fascinated by their unique pictorial approaches and treatment of the printed image, above all in contrast to their contemporaries in the West. Presumably it was due to my lack of knowledge that, at the time, I was of the opinion that there were no other photographers marked by such individuality within that spectrum.

Only now do I know that Issei Suda is someone who – on account of his subtle sensitivity and quiet power of observation – deserves to be included among the great names in Japanese photography. My discovery immediately triggered in me a desire to learn more about Suda and his oeuvre. That turned out to be quite a difficult undertaking. An artist hardly known by private galleries and ignored for the most part by the museums and collections, even his publications – numbering approximately a dozen and hitherto published exclusively in Japan – were to be found neither in libraries nor in bookshops.

Long out of print, they were available – at best – from used book sellers at astronomical prices. Only at great expense did I succeed in purchasing a number of them and gaining a more comprehensive impression of Suda's work. The more or less lackadaisical design of his previous publications, my general fascination with Japanese art and culture, and the sensational success of my Takanashi book together planted the idea in my mind of publishing another book on one of Japan's most important photographers.

The new volume was to do justice to the significance of Suda's oeuvre with regard to design, craftsmanship and the selection of photographs. Now, finally, a book containing the most important works in Issei Suda's oeuvre has been produced, featuring five different cover motifs printed on cloth, 128 pages with altogether 90 illustrations, the majority large in scale, and a separate slipcase. Although he is gravely ill, Suda signed all five hundred copies of the standard edition and contributed two different motifs for the forty copies of the special edition, of which three versions are available.

Yutaka Takanashi, Photography 1965–74

Les rencontres d'Arles Photographie 2010

We are proud that our book has won the
«Author Book Award» at the photography festival
«Les rencontres d'Arles Photographie 2010».

On May 1, 2010 will be published the third volume in our series of bibliophile photo books, which are limited to editions of 500: Yutaka Takanashi, Photography 1965–74. It is the first major monograph by this pioneering Japanese photographer to be published in the West.

Yutaka Takanashi, Photography 1965–74

Yutaka Takanashi belonged to the small group of photographers who launched the magazine Provoke in 1968/69. The magazine had considerable influence on Japanese photography of that period. He was one of the founding members of this group along with the photographer Takuma Nakahira, the critic and photographer Kôji Taki, and the theorist Takahiko Okada. Daidô Moriyama joined the group during the production of the second issue.

As a member of the small Provoke collective, Takanashi was able to find a new theoretical approach and its visual language. The influence of this group and of the magazine on the photographic scene in Japan was immense. Nobuyoshi Araki described Provoke in retrospect as the trigger of an explosion in Japanese photography. In the following years the Provoke photographers produced major works in terms of photographic history, whereby Yutaka Takanashi defined the high point as well as the end of this era with the publication of his first book, Toshi-e (Towards the City), in 1974.

This two-part book set new standards in terms of design, materials and craftsmanship. In a compartment behind the larger volume, Toshi-e, one finds an earlier series in the smaller format volume, Tôkyô-jin; it seems to have provided the basis for the larger book. The smaller volume is designed to look like a printed notebook on simple paper. This combination is indicative of Takanashi's non-dogmatic treatment of the different visual styles and approaches of the 1960s. While he shows the real Tôkyô on the verge of becoming a modern urban society in Tôkyô-jin and names the concrete location at which each of the photographs was taken, Toshi-e contains a view of an urban landscape that has no defined location.

Our book, Yutaka Takanashi, Photography 1965–74, presents a representative cross-section of these two pioneering photographic series in 35 full-page illustrations and 6 large format plates. An extensive biography, list of exhibitions and a bibliography round off our newest publication. The book will be officially presented on May 7 in conjunction with an exhibition of vintage prints at the Galerie Priska Pasquer and Schaden.com in Cologne.

The limited edition of 500 will be published in three different versions.

  • Editions numbered 1 – 30: include a gelatin-silver print of the photograph "untitled" from Toshi-e (double page 19–20), personally printed and signed by the artist, in the same format as the book. The book along with a separate portfolio containing the print, both bound in linen, are enclosed in a printed linen slipcase.
  • Editions number 1-10 will be sold for 1,200 EUR SOLD OUT
  • Editions number 11 – 20 for 1,500 EUR SOLD OUT
  • Editions number 21 – 30 for 1,800 EUR
  • Editions number 30 – 130 are signed by the artist SOLD OUT
  • Editions number 131 – 500 available with one of two linen covers printed with alternative motifs,
    price on request, only a few copies left
  • Each of the books is stamped with the artist's personal seal.
  • 116 pages
  • book size 245 x 325 mm
  • ISBN 978-3-9812537-2-6
Frauke Eigen - SHOKU - Maju

Yutaka Takanashi: «untitled», from Toshi-e, gelatin-silver print
Edition: 30
paper dimensions: 302 x 240 mm
image dimensions: 252  x 210 mm

Yutaka Takanashi, Photography 1965–74, Fotobeispiel 1Yutaka Takanashi, Photography 1965–74, Fotobeispiel 2Yutaka Takanashi, Photography 1965–74, Fotobeispiel 4Yutaka Takanashi, Photography 1965–74, Fotobeispiel 5Yutaka Takanashi, Photography 1965–74, Fotobeispiel 6Yutaka Takanashi, Photography 1965–74, Fotobeispiel 7Yutaka Takanashi, Photography 1965–74, Fotobeispiel 3Yutaka Takanashi, Photography 1965–74, Fotobeispiel 8

Frauke Eigen «SHOKU»

Frauke Eigen - SHOKU
  • 224 pages in Japanese binding
  • 24 full-page plates in dutone
  • embossed cloth binding
  • format 325 x 305 mm
  • 500 numbered copies
  • trilingual text (German/English/Japanese) by Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schneider
  • retail price 138 USD
  • ISBN 978-3-9812537-0-2
  • a special edition of 15 contains a silver gelatine print handmade by the artist in the format of the book. Price 1300 USD.
Frauke Eigen - SHOKU - Maju

Frauke Eigen: Maju, 2008
print handmade and
signed by the artist
edition: 15
dimensions: 220 x 220 mm.

(all prices include the German tax on books)