Presentation by the artist Seiji Kurata on the publisher's website:
"These photographs were taken during the years between 1998 and 2008 using six cameras made by four different manufacturers and films in four different formats.
Zokei [created landscape], the title of this book, is derived from « paysagement » a notion presented by a French geographer in his examination of the cityscapes of Tokyo and other megalopolises developing around the world since modern times.
The current situation in which there is no model for what « paysagement » should aim at seems suitable to our time at a turning point of entire civilization, not to mention technology.
Thus mimicry, imitation and pantomime are and will be prevalent in photography and manners of expression. As for the history of photography, when such dispositions that every modern man is supposed to have as individual personality, originality and identity are differentiated up until now, the superficialization and fragmentation of photographic modes suit the space-time representation of here and now.
Then the ultimate question will be if I can imitate the subject on the other side of the lens until I and the photographed are unified and sublated and vision can still be maintained. The viewers' honest feedback is most welcome."
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32 pages (including 1 gatefold) - Softcover
Super Labo, 2015
New - Mint condition
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40 pages - Softcover w/ double gatefold cover Super Labo, 2016 Format : 21.6 x 28 cm New - Mint condition
Presentation by the artist on the publisher's website: "Nearly three years after I moved to the countryside beside the Sotobo rail line, I found while driving around the east and south parts of Chiba prefecture, that some of the sightseeing spots I used to visit as a tourist are now within the scope of my everyday life. When I am traveling, I wonder about...
Text from the first page : "The Chao Phraya River is the lifeblood of Thailand. It is born as the Ping and Nan rivers become one. From there its waters flow south to Bangkok. These pictures are a recording of what I saw and the people I met along The River of Kings in Bangkok." 152 pages - Hardcover Super Labo, 2016 New - Mint condition