Murmuration by Rinko Kawauchi. First edition (2010). First impression. Small format hardback in new condition. Signed by Rinko Kawauchi to title page. No markings. This is a new book. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
Murmuration presents a Photoworks commission by acclaimed Japanese photographer Rinko Kawauchi (b 1972, Shiga, Japan). Her photographs capture everyday beauty. So, she was invited to make new work about Brighton and was immediately drawn to the spectacle of flocking starlings at Brighton Pier. Here, the birds gather in tens of thousands during the winter months at dusk. They then wheel around to create a mesmerizing cloud called a murmuration. Kawauchi is fascinated by the ephemeral nature of this phenomenon and, continuing with the theme of the flock, she has also trailed groups of people through the city.
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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