One (One Picture Book) by Ken Ohara. First edition (2005). First impression small hardback (one of 500) in as new condition of this Nazraeli Press One Picture Book. Contains a signed on verso by Ken Ohara tipped-in print. This is an Artist Proof. No markings. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
In 1970 Ken Ohara created a body of work called “One,” for which he randomly selected people on the streets of New York and asked if he could take their picture. The resulting full-face portraits are larger than life, close-cropped black-and-white photographs that are as striking as they are unsettling. Ohara’s subjects vary in gender, race and age but the portraits come together as a homogenous whole.
Ken Ohara (小原 健, Ohara Ken, born 1942) is a Japanese photographer. Ohara is most noted for this series of books, in which he presents faces with a standard size and tone.
Ohara moved from Tokyo to New York City in 1962, and came to public attention in 1970 with the publication of this book, which contained more than 500 tight close ups of faces. In the 30 years since then, Ohara has continued his portrait studies in greatly varied forms.
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