LYU HANABUSA+MARIKO KAWANA Evolution Photo Book Nude Mariko KAWANA, model. "S*xevolution" Lyu HANABUSA, photographer. Japan: Eichi Shuppan, 2005, First Edition, HB, dj, 25 x 26 cm, Approx. 100 pp, color and b/w photos. Condition: Very Good, with obi. Comments: Hanabusa lives in both Japan and France and is probably the photographer who is most comparable to the great French photographers, Jeanloup SIEFF and Jean-Francois JONVELLE, in both style and quality. Seeing an example of Hanabusa, one could easily be confused. I have never seen a book by Hanabusa that I would not recommend highly. This is a very unusual follow-up to a very successful photobook. "Satisfaction" from 2002 featuring this model was one of Hanabusa's most extreme books. In this book, Hanabusa documents Mariko's pregnancy over a number of months. Many of the images intentionally echo the first book, an unusual combination of tenderness and vulgarity. This import photobook was never published outside of Japan and never reprinted. Lyu Hanabusa Biography: Born 1949, Osaka, Japan. Lyu Hanabusa made his debut as a professional photographer with the one-man exhibition "Mo hitotsu-Nanika (One More Something)" in 1970. Hanabusa has published a wide variety of works including portraits of celebrities, nude photography, collaborative works with writers, and travel and landscape photography. Hanabusa's major publications include "Feminite", "Rakuen-Genso Tahiti (Illusion of Paradise-Tahiti)", "Presence", "BACK", "LAZY FISH", "PARIS PARIS" and "Louvre Bijutsukan (The Louvre Museum)." His exhibitions include "Ishikino Kanatakara Yattekuru Mono (Something Coming Far from Consciousness)", "Pari-ni Ikiru Onnatachi-no-Shozo (Portraits of Women Living in Paris)", "KABUKI", "Sozo-no-Toki (Time of Creation)" "BAROQUE", "MARURU/TAHITI" and "NudePortraits". Hanabusa is an executive member of the Nikkor Club, and is a member of the Nikon Salon Committee and the Japan Professional Photographers Society.
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