"I try to capture moments that no one sees and make a photo from them. When I see them in print, a new story begins."
A second edition of Yamamoto's much-loved photographic homage to the precarious, the delicate and the humble, with new images and a redesigned cover. Japanese photographer Masao Yamamoto trained as an oil painter before discovering that photography was the ideal medium for the theme that most interested him: the ability of the image to evoke memories.
Small Things in Silence surveys the 20-year career of one of Japan's most important photographers. Yamamoto's portraits, landscapes and still lifes are made into small, delicate prints, which the photographer frequently overpaints, dyes or steeps in tea.
Small Things in Silence was edited and sequenced by Yamamoto, and includes images from each one of Yamamoto s major projects: Box of Ku, Nakazora, Kawa, and Shizuka as well as images from some of his original photographic installations.
Originally published in 2014, this second edition was released in 2020 with a grey fabric cover. Both editions are now out of print and sought after.