Photography

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Luv. Rocco

  Masaki Hoshino In Japanese and English with a text insert in French     A collection of photographs at the miraculous nexus of reality and theatricality.   When Rocco the cat entered his life, Masaki Hoshino had already been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. The mystical allure of Rocco’s ways soon captivated the former stage producer, reigniting his professional passion; and from that day onward he began to photograph his new “actor,” painstak

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Seascapes

  Hiroshi Sugimoto With an essay by Munesuke Mita In Japanese     More than thirty years in the making: timeless photographs of seas around the world.   Hiroshi Sugimoto’s Seascapes series captures seas all over the world in a distinctive composition centering on the horizon, with the sky above and the water below. Now, a definitive collection brings together 215 works produced over more than thirty years, along with an essay by University of Tokyo professor

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Fragment of Everyday Life Special edi

  Issei Suda In Japanese and English     Images that give form to the uncertainty embedded in the everyday.   Issei Suda made a name for himself in the Japanese photographic world through his 6 x 6 black-and-white prints that bare the unexpected—and often unsettling—dimensions lurking in otherwise perfectly mundane subjects. Now, a new collection focuses on a perhaps less celebrated, but no less arresting side of his art: his color photography. The rough

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POCARI SWEAT

  Yoshiyuki Okuyama In Japanese     More than just a drink commercial: a captivating portrait of the dazzle of youth.   In spring and summer 2017, the Pocari Sweat sports drink ran an advertising campaign featuring 300 high schoolers dancing in perfect, joyous unison. Photographer Yoshiyuki Okuyama followed them over the month of rehearsals leading up to the filming, becoming one with them and immortalizing the exuberant vitality of their moving bodies in

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Crossover

  Mikiya Takimoto In Japanese     Experience the dynamic world of a photographer standing at the crossover of multiple genres.   Mikiya Takimoto’s oeuvre cuts across art photography, print and video advertising, graphic art, editorial work, and more; since 2012 he has also been active as a cinematographer, winning the Japan Academy Award in Best Cinematography for Our Little Sister (2015) directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda. Trace Takimoto's rising and prolific c

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Fragment of Everyday Life

  Issei Suda In Japanese and English     Images that give form to the uncertainty embedded in the everyday.   Issei Suda made a name for himself in the Japanese photographic world through his 6 x 6 black-and-white prints that bare the unexpected—and often unsettling—dimensions lurking in otherwise perfectly mundane subjects. Now, a new collection focuses on a perhaps less celebrated, but no less arresting side of his art: his color photography.  

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Me and Me

  Izumi Miyazaki In Japanese and English     The first collection by a rising star of the SNS generation.   With her signature bob haircut, Izumi Miyazaki pops up everywhere in her photos, floating, split in half, multiplying amid objects and settings that should look familiar, but that have been transfigured by her surrealistic and ironically humorous outlook. Since her college days, her works have wowed viewers on Tumblr, attracting coverage by Time, Lib

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Forest: Impressions and Memories, 1989–2

  Yoshihiko Ueda In Japanese     The culmination of a decades-long photographic exploration into forests and the wellsprings of life.   In 1989, photographer Yoshihiko Ueda had a fateful encounter with the Quinault Rain Forest, sacred to the Native Americans of the U.S. Pacific Northwest. Here in this 2017 collection, he revisits that land, followed by the millennia-old World Heritage cedar forests of the southern Japanese island of Yakushima and the hallowed

tokyo no ie

  Jérémie Souteyrat With an essay by Akiko Otake and an interview with Kengo Kuma Art direction by Kazuya Kondo In Japanese and English     A French photographer’s look at Tokyo houses, and the beauty that resides in them.   More than three years in the making, Jérémie Souteyrat’s photo collection portrays fifty-three unique Tokyo homes (ie) designed by contemporary architects including Kengo Kuma, Shigeru Ban, Kazuyo Sejima, Ryue Nishizawa, Jun Aok

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Ogata: Finding Beauty in Rustic Cuisine

  Toshiro Ogata Photography by Gozen Koshida Foreword by Ryuichi Sakamoto In Japanese and English     The art and philosophy of chef Toshiro Ogata, revealed in his own words   At his restaurant tucked away in a picturesque alley in the heart of Kyoto, Toshiro Ogata captivates diners with one-of-a-kind cuisine born of a passionate and untiring inquiry into the essence of seasonal ingredients. In the seven chapters of this book—Water, Soil, Aroma, Heat, S