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Publisher: Tucson, Arizona: Nazraeli Press, 2002
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: New / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 100667
First edition, first printing. Special limited edition of 500 copies hand-numbered and signed by Onodera, with one original gelatin silver print (3 x 4-1/8 inches) tipped in the final page. Hardcover. Paper-covered boards, no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Yuki Onodera. 16 pp., with 12 duotone plates. 7-1/2 x 5-3/4 inches.
The eleventh publication in the Nazraeli Press One Picture Book series. From the publisher: "It is a strange but none the less charming fact that an object as beautifully round, smooth and translucent as a full moon exists only because a grain of sand has irritated the insides of an oyster. Yuki Onodera, a Japanese photographer now living in Paris, has taken this quirky process of nature as inspiration for a series of wonderfully atmospheric and aptly grainy black and white pictures. A speck of sand has infiltrated the lens of her camera and is now transformed into a pearl that hovers tantalizingly above the heads of people in a crowd, like a luminous being of pure light. Onodera was born in Tokyo in 1962, and studied at the Kuwazawa Design Studio. Her work is represented in the permanent collections of such institutions as the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography."