by Seiji shibuya


Birth by Seiji Shibuya. First edition (2008). First impression. Large format hardback in fine condition. No internal markings. Minor wear to cover. Comes with a bellyband. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.

About Birth

"BIRTH" is a deceptively simple book, collecting 10 years' worth of Seiji Shibuya's photographs. The book is ordered chronologically, and separated geographically, so that each of the book's six sections represents a different time and place. There is a particular focus on nature and music: forests in Japan and America sit alongside photographs of recording studios in Europe, as well as a series of portraits of the musician Robert Wyatt. Despite these broader themes, Shibuya does not claim any grand meaning for the photographs in "Birth" : it seems that he's just looking for, and also finding, moments of unforced beauty.

Artist Bio

Born in tokyo. Shibuya had an early interest in music and films but eventually devoted himself to photography. His highly accomplished photographs, characterized by a tranquil atmosphere, quickly attracted attention and have also frequently been used for the covers of books and CDs. Among the emerging photographers of his generation, Shibuya has received exceptionally high praise for both the ephemerality and intensity of his landscape photographs and the peaceful presence and solitary dignity of his portraits. Regardless of the subject matter, he continues to explore the beauty and depth of photographic images.

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