Synopses & Reviews
Finally published outside of Japan, a rare gem from Kishin Shinoyama, one of the masters of Japanese photography. This dazzling collection of photographs of Japan in the 60s by Kishin Shinoyama offers a monograph on the artist in addition to an accurate portrayal of a period and setting. About 400 black-and-white and full-color photographs are presented in this volume.
A sole collection of photography of Japan in the 60s by Kishin Shinoyama, a well known photographer for his fashion and portrait photography. About 400 b/w photographs and some full color photographs are presented this single volume.
About the Author
In Japan, Kishin Shinoyama is often compared to Nobuyoshi Araki. Shinoyama was born in 1940 in Tokyo and embarked on his career while studying in the Department of Photography at Nihon University. He was awarded the Advertising Photographers Association prize. After working for an advertising company, he started to work as a freelance photographer in 1968. His work is acclaimed for the portraits of celebrities, such as John Lennon and Yoko Ono, including the cover photograph of Double Fantasy. In his Gekisha and Shinorama series, he continues to capture the essence of the times using new forms of expression and new technologies. He has gained international acclaim, as witnessed by the huge success of the Tokyo Nude exhibition at Jousse Enterprise Gallery, Paris in 2009.Shigeo Goto is a prominent freelance editor whose works include Nude by Kishin (Schirmer/Mosel, 2009) and Mika Ninagawa (Rizzoli, 2010).