Snowflakes Dog Man (*signed*)

@ Kimura, Hajime


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Presentation by Ceiba:

" « My father was a bit plump, he looked grumpy and didn't laugh much in front of me. As time passed by, he became smaller and smaller. Long after I left home to live on my own, my father bought a black dog. Its belly was partly white, which contrasted with its body. The doggy's name is Kuro, which means black in Japanese.

Every time my father opened the door of the garden, the dog would stick out its tongue and wag its tail because it understood that it was going for a walk. However I've actually never seen my father walking his dog. But if the dog wasn't around, then neither was he. Every day, walking the dog took him about two hours. Now that my father has passed away, I do it in his stead.

Whenever I walk the dog, I have flashes of memories of my father speaking to the people with whom he used to chat. Much to my surprise, that was the side of my father I never knew. »

          --    Hajime Kimura  "

Three handmade books inserted into a single serigraphed (aka. silkscreen) cardboard slipcase, also handmade. Details: one landscape smaller-format Dog Man hardcover hand-bound (Japanese stab binding) inserted laterally at the bottom of the slipcase, one larger unbound and no-cover book Snowflakes, inserted vertically at the top of the slipcase, in which is inserted a thinner handbound (simple thread, 3 points) booklet. Short text in English and Japanese.

Not available anymore through L'Ascenseur Végétal, the Limited Edition includes a signed copy of the book, three signed prints ("Archival Inkjet" on Japanese Kouzo 110g - 16.5 x 24.2 cm - see photos), a folded piece of print sheet, and a piece of the original printing plates.

PLEASE NOTE: the shipping fee may seem a bit high, but the book is rather large and fragile, and we will pack them accordingly, so that they get to you unharmed.

Total of 222 pages - Three books in a single slipcase

Ceiba - 2019 (450 copies, incl. 45 Ltd ed.)

Format (slipcase) : 19 x 38.4 x 2.5 cm


New - Mint condition

Kimura, Hajime

Hajime Kimura is a Japanese photographer. He studied architexture and anthropology before starting a career as a photographer in  2006. Hajime has published several books included "Kodama" (Mado-sha, 2012) which won the IPA Photo Book Asia Award in 2013 and "Scrap book" (Kettler, 2015), both about the Matagi community in Japan. He also self-published two photobooks, both in collaboration with the RPS  residency program (Reminders Photography Stronghold) by Yumi Goto : "In search of lost memories" and "Snowflakes Dog Man". The latter saw a new edition published by Ceiba in 2019. © Portrait by Samson Yee
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