Rafu

@ Kenna, Michael

978-1590054987

New

Presentation by Nazraeli Press:

" For over thirty years, Michael Kenna has photographed temples, shrines, gardens, seascapes and landscapes, in black and white, throughout Japan. Ten years ago, he also began to photograph female nudes in various locations in Japan. A selection of these photographs was unveiled to the public for the first time at Paris Photo in November 2018.

The Japanese women who modeled were actresses, dancers, office workers, photographers and yoga practitioners. « Their willingness to express themselves in front of the camera and their trust in my integrity as a photographer, enabled us to engage in creative visual explorations and conversations », says Kenna. « The human body is an absolutely amazing, mysterious miracle in a myriad of ways », adds the British photographer. « I view both historical and contemporary creative representations of the nude as open invitations to explore this esthetic challenge. My efforts may add little or nothing to the enormous existing mountain of artistic treasures, but that is not important. This is another chapter in an ongoing story ».

Nazraeli Press is pleased to announce the publication of Kenna's Japanese nude studies, entitled Rafu. Beautifully printed on uncoated Japanese art paper, and hand-bound in deep purple silk, this gorgeous artist's book presents 42 images from the Rafu series. The first printing is limited to 1,000 copies.

Rafu was published to coincide with a major retrospective exhibition of Michael Kenna's photographic work at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photographic Art. "

The book is presented as a triptych, with two covers opening on each side and the book in the central part. Short text by the artist (in English and Japanese, and list of plates, at the end of the book.

64 pages - Silk-covered hardcover

Nazraeli Press, 2019

Format : 20.3 x 30.5 cm

New - Mint condition

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$82.70

Kenna, Michael

Michael Kenna is an English photographer working almost exclusively in black & white with a medium format camera (for his published and exhibited work). He is a reknowned photographer, with a real liking in the general audience for his refined landscapes and his numerous books, usually focused on aspecific location (e.g. Venice, the Huangshan mountains in China, Easter Island, the Mont Saint-Michel, etc.) He has published a large number of books, and among the more recent ones a series of nudes titled Rafu (Nazraeli, 2019), Holga (Prestel, 2017) of images made with this pared-down plastic camera, and One Sunday in Beijing (Editions Bessard, 2018) which presents for the first time a published color image by Kenna (on the cover of the book). © Song Xiangyang
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