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Yamamoto Makihiko Shashin Gashu. [The Photographic Works of Yamamoto Makihiko].

YAMAMOTO Makihiko (1968].)

£350.00  [First Edition]

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First edition. 30 photographic plates. Japanese text. 8vo. Original decorated cloth in cardboard slipcase. 95(text)pp. Kyoto, Privately Printed, dated Showa 43 [i.e.

Yamamoto Makihiko (1893-1985) was born in Hyogo Prefecture. He was trained as a dentist and ran a surgery in Kyoto. As well as pursuing an active interest in local politics he was a keen amateur photographer. His work could be described as pictorialist with an avant-garde touch. It is characterized by the popular soft-focus combined with the zokin-gake (rag-wipe) technique as well as a type of deformation that was achieved by bending the photographic paper during the enlargement process. Yamamoto was close to Fuchikami Hakuyo, Shiotani Teiko and Takayama Masataka and his work was first published in Hakuyo magazine. After the war he disengaged from photography to concentrate on writing poetry. The present is his first privately published photo-book, a compilation of the best of his work.

Stock Code: 210567