Risaku Suzuki – Yuki Sakura

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40 pages

34 x 43 cm
First Edition, 2008

Nazraeli Press

Limited Edition of 500 copies

Risaku Suzuki is one of Japan's most prominent young photographers. In "Yuki Sakura", he presents two quintessential Japanese subjects - snowfall and cherry blossoms - in a manner that is at once timeless and refreshingly new. Yuki Sakura opens with photographs of snowflakes drifting weightlessly in a deep blue Hokkaido night sky. These are followed by high-key landscapes of freshly fallen snow bathed in morning light, punctuated by the merest suggestions of trees rising above the white drifts. The book ends in a crescendo of cherry blossoms against a backdrop of the branches from which they burst forth; the use of extreme selective focus in these last photographs softens the flowers into light pink cloud-forms, creating a full circle.