In celebration of the publication of the first issue of Leica M Magazine, there is a group exhibit of work by Alex Webb, Bruce Gilden, Trent Parke, Jan Grarup, Ciril Jazbec, and yours truly with YAKUZA. Come and visit, and buy an issue of the magazine! See the issue online here.
Exhibit of the Yakuza project in Cultural Centre "DeWerf" in Aalst, Belgium. This is one of the largest and most elaborate YAKUZA exhibition to date, with 24ft rice papers and 64 of 66 images on display in this stunning location. I'll also be giving lectures on 13, 14, and 15 October.
Also, as a premiere, there is a preview of select images from Mono No Aware, my new project, to be seen.
More info here: www.ccdewerf.be
Dates: September 27 - December 15, 2014
CC DeWerf, Molenstraat 51, Aalst, Belgium (+32.53.723811)
Finally it's here. I'm proud to present to you a new book: Mono No Aware.
Here's the introduction text:
Once in a while, my body decides my mind needs to take a moment to stare into the distance – preferably through a window.
When I go out the door, I feel more at ease carrying in my pockets a tiny wooden airplane, a coin, a ••••• •• ••••••, and a cherry pip.
Whenever I feel that tiny sadness for the beauty of things passing, I try to make images.
Somehow, it feels like a profoundly important thing to do.
As if I want to keep those moments; in a way give them more time than they had,
until I’m ready to let go.
The title is a Japanese term used to describe an awareness of passing moments of life (read more about that here).
The book itself is completely assembled by hand: when you open the hardcover, you'll see inside there's no traditional binding at all, but rather 4 LP record style sleeves stitched together, each with a 2.5 meter (8 feet) long "harmonica" folded chapter of the book inside. And then there's a page that folds around all this, keeping everything in place, at the same time providing context.
So there you go. A little piece of what's inside my mind. I hope you like it.
... and then there's also the limited edition version.
The first 50 copies are signed and numbered, with an extra, fifth LP sleeve, with three unique prints inside. These prints will not be part of the regular book... only for the first 50 copies.
If you'd like to buy this special edition, you can do that here:
Exhibit of the Yakuza project in TAGOMAGO Gallery in Barcelona, Spain and proud to be part of the DOCfield14 festival. 39 images on display in this beautiful location.
More info here: www.docfieldbarcelona.org
Dates: June 17 - July 25, 2014
TAGOMAGO Gallery, Santa Teresa 6, 08012 Barcelona (+34 932 922 422)
Exhibit of the Yakuza project as a part of the Boutographies photo festival in Montpellier, France... and proud to be part of it of course. 36 images on display in the "Pavillon Populaire".
More info here: www.boutographies.com
Dates: May 16 - June 1, 2014
Pavillon Populaire, Rue Charles Amans, 34000 Montpellier, France