Signed by the Photographer
Published by the Nazraeli Press
Masao Yamamotoãs gorgeous new monograph, ?, provides an ideal forum for his exquisite installations of intimate, dreamlike photographs. Working from a Zen philosophy of ¶emptiness÷, Yamamoto makes images that are essentially vignettes of nature and our intersection with it, ruminating over the passage of time and memory. His finished prints are miniature treasures ? averaging 3 x 5 inches and smaller ? that are toned, stained, torn, marked, rubbed and creased. One has an experience of looking at a group of found vintage photographs, telling a familiar yet unique story. Printed on uncoated Japanese paper in an oversized format, ? comprises 59 photographs on 21 double-pages, including a double gatefold that opens to 52 x 16 inches. This is Yamamotoãs fifth title with Nazraeli Press; A box of Ku, Nakazora, Omizuao and The Path of Green Leaves have all sold out. ? is limited to 2,500 copies, with a special edition of 150 copies. Both editions are expected to sell out quickly; early orders are encouraged.