Publisher: Tucson, Arizona: Nazraeli Press, 2002
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Near Fine / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 107952
First edition, first printing. Limited edition of 500 copies hand-numbered and signed by Yamamoto, with a toned and hand-altered original gelatin silver print (2 3/4 x 1 3/4 inches) tipped in the final page. Hardcover. Paper-covered boards, no dust jacket as issued. 16 pp., with 12 four-color plates. 7 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches. The 16th publication in the Nazraeli Press One Picture Book series. Out of print. Very scarce.
Near Fine (moderate shelf wear to covers else Fine).
From the publisher: "Masao Yamamoto's photographs have the look and feel of those old family pictures kept in a shoebox and passed down along the generations, getting a little more battered and beloved with each viewing. It is therefore fitting that this latest book of his work to be published by Nazraeli Press focuses on Yamamoto's own family. The Path of Green Leaves is the route followed by the photographer, his wife, and their young son from their home to Green Leaves Day Nursery in Yokohama. Just as their child grows and changes, so too does the scenery along the way." From Masao Yamamoto: "The path connected our house to Green Leaves Day Nursery. For five years, I followed this path with my son. When it allowed, I walked along it with excitement, with my camera on my shoulder. Season by season, it looked different. On sunny days or in the rain, in the snow or at sunset, I would always encounter a different event. I could not help recording interesting ones. My son grows, and no scenery, no plants or animals remain the same. I would like to keep the changes in memory, to cherish them. And it is this same desire that gives birth to my photography."