Publisher: Portland, Oregon: Nazraeli Press, 2011
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: New / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 110226
First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Gray cloth-covered boards with title stamped in black on cover and spine; no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Boomoon. Essay by Shino Kuraishi. Unpaginated, with 33 black-and-white plates. 13-1/4 x 9-1/8 inches. This first edition was limited to 500 unnumbered copies.
New in publisher's shrink-wrap.
From the artist: "Naksan, created in February 2010, is characterized by its vertical frame, details in waves and big size. The snowy shore in the lower part of the image is an important element bonding the viewer to the scene. The poet and critic Shino Kuraishi wrote, 'the sea shore, transformed into a uniform, absolute blank by the accumulated snow, looms before the body of the beholder and serves as a platform that blocks the movement of the incoming waves....The shore may be a "stage," but it is entirely anti-theatrical. It has nothing to do with spectacle, of a type that would satisfy the visual desires of the general public. Rather, it is as if the stage was built for one beholder alone. These are photographs for a quiet dialogue with oneself. The vertical frame, and the presence of the absolute blank "stage" at the bottom of the frame, circumscribe and clarify the fact that, at this very moment, the photographer-beholder is witnessing face-on the event taking place in this absolute zone. At the same time, the stage that stands of the side of the beholder becomes overt. In other words, it is a mirror. I confront myself as a landscape.'"