Sasuke

@ Fukase, Masahisa

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Presentation by Atelier EXB:

" Following the survey monograph, this publication is dedicated to Masahisa Fukase's emblematic series on his two cats: Sasuke and Momoe, combining unpublished and iconic images.

In 1977, Fukase turned his lenses on his new companion Sasuke. Growing up with felines, he decides with the arrival of this new cat in his life that it would become a photographic subject in his own right, fascinated by this creature full of life named after a legendary ninja.

Sasuke disappears after ten days and the photographer sticks hundreds of small posters (as featured on the cover of the book) in his neighborhood. A person brings back his cat, yet it is not Sasuke but never mind he welcomes this new cat with as much affection.

One year later, he takes a second cat named Momoe, entering the frame as well and he will never get tired of photographing their games. They become for the Japanese photographer a boundless experimental field leading to an extraordinary body of work in its technical and visual inventiveness.

As often in his work, this series shows a form of projection of the photographer into his subject. The cat, a faithful companion who never leaves him, takes the place of his wife, eternal heartache, later represented by the iconic fleeing crows.

His cats have been the subject of several books in his lifetime and Tomo Kosuga has dug into the photographer's archives to conceive this ultimate book as the achievement of a series of publications devoted to his cats. "

PLEASE NOTE: This book is published in two editions, in French and English. Please select the version you wish to order below the price, before adding it to your cart..

192 pages - Hardcover

Atelier EXB, 2021

Format : 18.5 x 26 cm

New - Mint condition

$51.49

Fukase, Masahisa

Masahisa Fukase , the Japanese photographer of the " Ravens ", was born in 1934 near Hokkaido and died in 2012 after 20 years of coma. His photos are the projection of his inner darkness, a visually fascinating autobiographical work. Photo: © self-portrait
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