As it is by Rinko Kawauchi
. First edition (2020). First impression. Medium format paperback in new condition. No markings. This is a new book. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About As it is
Here, Rinko Kawauchi returns her photographic focus to personal universe that surrounds her. Following photographs of a blue sky and a shimmering river, “As it is” begins to knit profoundly significant events, such as the birth of her daughter three years ago, with mundane moments. Throughout the book, Kawauchi documents not only her child growing up and discovering her surroundings but also captures the sense of unbridled curiosity and positivity towards the world.
Through this lens, Kawauchi shows us the beauty of nature. In little creatures, in single plants, in patterns of leaves, in the red of a bud sprouting in spring. As well as of daily, mundane life. Interspersed are short texts by Kawauchi. Drawing light to the ubiquity of her daughter and the raw, abundant vitality that she embodies.
A book that adds new shades of meaning to the sights and events of mundane, ordinary life – published in a year when the mundane and ordinary have largely disappeared from our lives.
Kawauchi became interested in photography while studying graphic design and photography at Seian University of Art and Design where she graduated in 1993. She first worked in commercial photography for an advertising agency for several years before embarking on a career as a fine art photographer. She has mentioned that she continues to work the advertising job. Her background and experience with design has influenced the edits and arrangements of photos in her series. She often thinks about new ways to see her photographs, allowing her to continue to find new meaning and significance in her work.
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