In Osaka

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About the author:
I was born in 1959 in Kobe, Japan.
When I was 18 years old I started taking pictures of my friends on a daily basis.
One day, much later in my life, I was going through our family album, and some of the photographs my father took with his film camera got me thinking about leaving my own photographs in my own family album.
I started looking for good photographs on Internet and thinking about doing photography more seriously. When I told about it my father, he gave me his old manual film camera; this was the one he was using when he took the photographs for the family album. I remember the date: it was New Year day, 2003.
Then, by chance, I stumbled upon works of Takuma Nakahira, one of "Provoke" photographers, and was deeply affected, almost shocked by their message: those grainy black and white photographs matched the state of my mind perfectly.
Since then, I am taking photographs to leave behind the story of my life.

In Osaka

photographs by Yamasaki Ko-Ji

Authored by Yamasaki Ko-Ji
Edition: 1

Yamasaki Ko-Ji is a Japanese photographer from Kobe who documents his daily life with street pictures taken in Osaka, where he works, and on the road between these two cities. The project, presented in 110 pictures in this volume, spans 10 years. Moody and grainy black and white pictures, both poetic and strange, bring Provoke-era style to present days, following rhythm of his contacts and final prints.

Publication Date:
1942180004 / 9781942180005
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8" x 10"
Full Color with Bleed
Related Categories:
Photography / Individual Photographers / Essays

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