Kazumi Kurigami


 Two Volumes w/ slipcase | First edition

Published by Parco, 1984.

A collection of photographs by Kazumi Kurigami, one of Japan's leading photographers, "Hitohone". Born in Furano, Hokkaido in 1936, he lost his mother at a young age, and while helping out in the family business as the second son of seven siblings, he left his hometown at the age of 24, just as he had envisioned since he was a boy. . After moving to Tokyo, he studied photography at the Tokyo College of Photography and became independent before turning 30. Since then, he has made a name for himself in the world of commercials, working mainly on portraits of celebrities in the advertising industry, image photography, and even video. 

This book is composed of works that have been photographed since the 1970s, and is a set of two volumes: a clear color hard cover and a grainy black and white soft cover. In contrast to advertisements, there are no concepts or themes, and many images of things inspired by the shutter release according to physiology and intuition. A collection of memory fragments cut out by the genius of the advertising photography world with a sharp sensitivity and aesthetic eye. Book design and composition by Tsuguya Inoue, title by Shigesato Itoi, commentary by Yusuke Nakahara.

Condition: Very good (damage to slipcase)