UK 77: Digging My Way to London by Shinro Ohtake

Publisher: Getsuyosha Ltd, Tokyo

Year: 2007

Format: Hardcover with dust jacket

Edition: First

Condition: Very good

An established Japanese artist since the 1980s, best known as a painter, Shinro Ohtake has produced dozens of books incorporating collage, drawing, painting, sculpture as well as photography. In 1977 at age 22 Ohtake spent time In London documenting through a reduced photography style, drawing, painting and obsessive scrapbooks of ephemera. What emerges is a grim portrait of England still mired in the drab left overs of the 60s but with odd flashes of excitement; on the cusp of the emergence of Punk. Moreover it is a particularly lonely portrait of youth with the artist himself sketching figures in pubs and parks and on trains, collecting matchbooks and bus tickets and traipsing the streets, photographing frenetically.

Tags: Black and white, Colour, England, Japanese Photography, Martin Parr, Sketchbooks, The Photobook: A History Vol III

£65.00

  • UK 77: Digging My Way to London by Shinro Ohtake
  • UK 77: Digging My Way to London by Shinro Ohtake
  • UK 77: Digging My Way to London by Shinro Ohtake
  • UK 77: Digging My Way to London by Shinro Ohtake
  • UK 77: Digging My Way to London by Shinro Ohtake
  • UK 77: Digging My Way to London by Shinro Ohtake
  • UK 77: Digging My Way to London by Shinro Ohtake
  • UK 77: Digging My Way to London by Shinro Ohtake
  • UK 77: Digging My Way to London by Shinro Ohtake