The clouds serve as a common denominator in Osamu Yokonami’s (b. 1967, Japanese) continued exploration of youth, collectivity and anonymity. The utopian settings in Kumo depict an analogy of the cultural homogenization of society’s interconnecting networks; the social system—as a visual metaphor, the strength of a group can overcome individual actions.
Shooting locations include Tateyama, Mount Fuji, Miura, Numazu—all in Japan.
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First edition of 1,000 copies. Special edition of 25 copies, numbered, in paperboard slipcase, screen printed in white, with signed original print.
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Published in 2020 by Libraryman
24,5 x 30 cm. 52 pages. 24 color plates. Offset printed clothbound hardcover. Linen thread bound. Authentic tip-in image on front cover with typography on spine and back cover in bordeaux foil. Perforated pages for suggested removal. Beige headband.