Imprint (Deluxe Print Edition)
Imprint (Deluxe Print Edition) by Yuichi Hibi. First edition (2005). First impression. In an edition of 25 signed copies. Large format hardback in as new condition. Housed in a clamshell box. Contains a limited edition original Gelatin silver print (28 x 21 cm). The print is signed and numbered by Yuichi Hibi on verso. This is number 1/25. The book is also signed by Yuichi Hibi to back of front end page. The set is new, however there are some scuffmarks to slipcase. No markings neither to print, nor book. Please see pictures. Any questions please get in touch.
From the Publisher: I went back to Japan after seven years of absence, from north to south I traveled the country through the lens: images distorted, images real, only imprints remain today. . . years ago and years ahead perhaps, this Japan travels inside me like a long bamboo path.' Raw talent rarely express itself so forcefully as it does in Yuichi Hibi's first book of photographs, Imprint. Born in Nagoya in 1964, Hibi has lived in New York since 1988. Trained as an actor and filmmaker, he began making still photographs shortly after his arrival in the United States. He found himself as much at home, and as much a stranger, in his new surroundings as he had in his old. Imprint opens with a facsimile of a handwritten note dated 1988, written to a friend in Japan, which serves as an introduction to the pictures that follow. The plate section itself is divided into two sections -- one of New York and one of Japan -- and the viewer follows Hibi through the nights and loneliness of both.