Yuichi Hibi: Imprint, Special Limited Edition (with Gelatin Silver Print)
Publisher: Tucson, Arizona: Nazraeli Press, in association with The Joy of Giving Something, Inc. (JGS), 2006
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: New / New
Item #: 101768
First edition, first printing. Deluxe limited edition of 25 copies with an original gelatin silver print (image size 9-1/4 x 6-1/4 inches, paper size 10 x 8 inches), signed and numbered on verso, and contained in a glassine pouch. Book signed in black marker opposite the title page by Hibi. Hardcover. Black paper-covered boards, with title stamped in dark gray on front cover and spine, with photographically illustrated dust jacket, housed in a fine black cloth-covered clamshell box with title stamped in white on cover and side. Photographs and text by Yuichi Hibi. Includes a list of plates, and a 14-page folded printed sheet laid in, with a facsimile of a handwritten note dated 1988 from Hibi to a friend in Japan. Unpaginated, with 79 duotone plates, beautifully printed full-bleed by Toppan Printing Company, Ltd., Japan. 11-1/8 x 8-1/2 inches. This first printing was limited to 1000 hardbound copies.
New in publisher's original packaging (book, print, and clamshell box all in flawless, pristine condition).
From the publisher: "'I went back to Japan after seven years of absence, from north to south I traveled the country through the lens: images distorted, images real, only imprints remain today. . . years ago and years ahead perhaps, this Japan travels inside me like a long bamboo path.' Raw talent rarely express itself so forcefully as it does in Yuichi Hibi's first book of photographs, Imprint. Born in Nagoya in 1964, Hibi has lived in New York since 1988. Trained as an actor and filmmaker, he began making still photographs shortly after his arrival in the United States. He found himself as much at home, and as much a stranger, in his new surroundings as he had in his old. Imprint opens with a facsimile of a handwritten note dated 1988, written to a friend in Japan, which serves as an introduction to the pictures that follow. The plate section itself is divided into two sections -- one of New York and one of Japan -- and the viewer follows Hibi through the nights and loneliness of both.