INSCRIBED BY YASUHIRO ISHIMOTO IN THE YEAR OF PUBLICATION
ISHIMOTO, Yasuhiro. Moment. (Tokyo: Heibonsha, 2004). Square quarto, original blue-gray cloth, original photographic dust jacket, original slipcase. $1200.
First edition of Ishimoto’s influential photobook, inscribed on the first title page in the year of publication, “Yas Ishimoto, 6/9/2004,” with 185 photogravure plates (including two gatefolds).
The elegant abstractions and black-and-white studies of Yasuhiro Ishimoto represent “an influential link between Japanese and American photography… the dark tenor pervading his work gives his pictures a singular edginess” (Parr & Badger I:272). With essay by Shigeru Ishimoto, poem by Takashi Tsujii and afterword by Ishimoto, in Japanese and English. Bookseller ticket on slipcase.
A fine inscribed copy, scarce in original slipcase with printed band.