Rien que la mer (*2nd edition / signed*)

@ Fujimoto, Tomoya

978-249282000-7

New

.LAST COPIES of the second edition of this photobook (Amers Editions, 1st printing, 2021) - Signed copies.

Introduction from the photobook, by the artist:

[translation L'Ascenseur Végétal]

" « Free man you will alway cherish the sea »

Baudelaire, surprisingly, writes these words, when modernity tumbles into unbridled industrialization, pandemic pollution, exponential over-exploitation of the oceans, that are certainly at the origins of life and a part of the climate equilibrium.

I wanted to photograph with sobriety and radicality, in their reflections of the sky, at sundown and when the night is falling, in light and in darkness. Maximum contrast, between the purity of water and the suggestion of oil slicks. Between bliss and apocalypse. Between desire and fear. But also fascination for the end of times, beauty of terror. It is as much questioning the future of the oceans as questioning ourselves.

Because, returning to Baudelaire, who was famously obsessed by a quest for modernism: « The sea is your mirror; you are contemplating your own soul ». "

First photobook of the artist, a series of photographs of the surface of the sea in Lanzarote, a radical and virtually monochrome work on texture, on matter, but also on exhiliration and losing oneself in the images, in the waters, that carry us away.

This book was initially released in 2020 in a self-published first edition of 100 copies. We are offering here the second edition of 150 copies published by Amers Editions. This second edition is identical to the first one, outside of the "technical" mentions of the second edition (and in particular the name of the publisher on the front cover and the title page).

NB: Amers Editions produced a second printing of 300 copies of this photobook in 2022; but we are offering the LAST COPIES of the FIRST PRINTING by Amers Editions (2021.)

Copies signed by the artist. Bare binding, or actually "no binding" as the pages as simply glued back to back, for a really beautiful, simple and slick design.

42 pages - Linen hardcover

Amers Editions, 2021 (150 copies)

Format : 21.2 x 29.2 cm

*Signed*

New - Mint condition

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$57.21

Fujimoto, Tomoya

Tomoya Fujimoto is a French photographer, he studied et the Beaux-Arts School in Bordeaux, France. His first photobook"Rien que la mer" is a self-published project, a series of photographs of the surface of the sea in Lanzarote, a radical and virtually monochrome work on texture, on matter, but also on exhiliration and losing oneself in the images, in the waters, that carry us away. © Portrait taken from a series of portraits by Anne-Lou Buzot
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