Keizo Kitajima 'Shashin Tokkyubin' 'Tokyo Photo Express' With Poster
Keizo Kitajima 'Shashin Tokkyubin' 'Tokyo Photo Express'
Paroru-sha, Tokyo 1980
Size: 25,7 X 18 cm
In 1979, Japanese photographer Keizo Kitajima staged a series of twelve monthly exhibitions at Tokyo's CAMP Gallery. To coincide with the exhibitions he produced twelve monthly magazines. Shashin Tokkyubin Tokyo (Photo-mail from Tokyo) gathers together these images into one volume, interspersed with colour work not included in the original series of magazines.
"The combination of black and white with colour is interesting, because this is a difficult trick to pull off. The tension between Kitajima's flamboyant, contrasty, edgy monochrome and his matter-of-fact, understated colour makes this one of the most distinctive books in the wide bibliography on Shinjuku nightlife."
Martin Parr and Gerry Badger, The Photobook: A History, Volume III, London and New York: Phaidon, 2014.
Copy in good condition. Collectible and Rare Book!