First edition of Kurayami by Yamamoto Masao (2023).
Large format hardback in new condition in a hand-numbered edition of 2000 copies.
Photographer Masao Yamamoto and musician Akira Uchida continue their creative collaboration with “Kurayami”, initiated by French publishing house Iikki.
Yamamoto’s photographs capture sights and events from the natural world – back-lit flowers, a single cloud in the sky, the sea at night, a tree at night against the stars, three sleeping ducks, the barely visible shape of a mountain behind fog – with unparalleled admiration, poetry and an eye for beauty. While the simplicity of his compositions invite the reader to get lost in single pictures, when viewed in sequence the photographs build towards a bigger picture, towards a heightened awareness of the world’s richness.
Akira Uchida provides a soundtrack of atmospheric melodies which heighten the primordial and ephemeral aspects of Yamamoto’s images.
Each copy of the book includes a ticket for a free download of the music.
Published by Iikki.