Halo by Rinko Kawauchi. First edition. First impression in new condition. No markings. This is a brand new book. Signed by Rinko Kawauchi. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
Halo takes us into a hypnotizing visual journey combining centuries long human and natural rituals. From sacred fire of the Izumo Japanese sanctuary, to hurling of molten iron during the New Year celebrations in Chinese Hebei province. Then to the flocks of birds along the English coasts. Like in Illuminance
, Kawauchi offers the same vision of beauty in the details of existence. But in a more spiritual vein alternating between dark atmosphere and explosions of light.
The Japanese photographer achieves this journey by a poem and a short text (in French) extending the reflection on these images, metaphors of our current world, between hope and chaos.
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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