By Mika Ninagawa
"The moment I feel like a plant, or like a bug alighting on a flower, I release the shutter. When I'm not in this heightened state, I may shoot a beautiful flower beautifully, but that is all. For me, the process of photographing a flower is something more, something that goes beyond the flower. When I'm photographing well, I am always floating on another plane - a place between this world and the world beyond."
- Mika Ninagawa
About ten years ago, the Japanese critic Kotaro Iizawa coined the expression "onnanoko shashinka," which loosely translates as "girlie photographers." He was referring to a hugely popular group of young Japanese women photographers whose subject matter - simple, everyday things - was captured using a "point-and-shoot" technique. Mika Ninagawa has been described as second generation "onnanoko shashinka," a very skillful photographer with perhaps a more mature approach to her work - but still with a wonderful mix of fun and flair. The pictures in this stunningly beautiful book are large and saturated, a dazzling array of flowers, trees, grass and insects - close-up and ablaze with color. Acid Bloom is an electrifying body of work.
Original Price: $60
Item Number: B4534
$42.00 | Members $37.80
Publisher: Nazraeli Press
Images: 46 color
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