Half Awake and Half Asleep in the Water
Half Awake and Half Asleep in the Water by Asako Narahashi. First edition (2008). First impression. Large format hardback in as new condition. No markings. Dust jacket in removable protective sleeve. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About Half Awake and Half Asleep in the Water
"These photographs make me shudder with fear. This is because I am a non-swimmer, and I imagine it is scenes like this that I might witness at the moment before my head finally goes under the water. One final look at the world." - From the introduction by Martin Parr. This is the second title in our Parr/Nazraeli Edition of Ten; Narahashi's work has been exhibited in Japan to wide acclaim, but never published in book form until now. The photographs were made while the artist stood chest-deep in the ocean facing the shoreline; through them, she manages to extract the viewer's mind from its surroundings, and one finally succumbs to the hallucinatory power of the ocean. In the words of esteemed photographic historian Kotaro Iizawa, "the feeling of being stranded, however, is strangely comforting." - Nazraeli Press