Presentation by Christopher de Béthune:
" « Crime City 808 »
is a pungent, brutal homage to « they ».
« they » refers to all the dystopian cities, books, novels, games, movies & universes that would define my future self, and this since my early teenager years.
A childhood lost in thoughts, imprinted with the blast of different cultures, every single night, I was dreaming with open eyes.
Without knowing it, they slowly forged what's to become my grown-up tastes,
they early shaped my visual spectrum, frames after frames, story after story,
they unconsciously developed my deep interest for architecture, for drawing, for dreaming.
finally, after years of imaginary escapes, after accumulating so much virtual visual data, they pushed me to see the world.
« 808 » is a non-hidden love-wink to Kawajiri's early masterpiece OEDO CITY 808,
Mainly shot without any sun, the book is filled with nightly City-scapes, lonely wanderers and strange beasts around dark corners. "
PLEASE NOTE: This book is #7 in the L'Atelier RisoGraphique series by Editions Bessard. This series of publications is handmade on a Risograph machine; the copies are folded and stapled by hand, the pages are not guillotined and copies may display imperfections related to this way of production.
Design : Thibault Geffroy. This book is sold out by the publisher. Copies signed by the photographer.
36 pages - Softcover
Editions Bessard, 2021 (200 copies)
Format : 21 x 29.7 cm
New - Condition: see note above
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