Saturday, March 21, 2009

Photographs : Lee Friedlander - Cherry Blossom in Japan

I am in Japan these days following an assignment and I am experiencing the beginning of the Sakura which is the beautiful time of the Cherry Blossom, the beginning of spring season in Japan where many photographers have covered this colorful event, I found out this auction where the series from Lee Friedlander , american photographer, has done on this natural event in Japan.
here some words from the Photographer when he did the project:
I first went to Japan in 1977 and found the whole country ablaze with blossom. I went again in 1979, 1981 and 1984, always at cherry blossom time. As far as I knew, Japan was always abloom
and a note from the auction:
Cherry Blossom Time in Japan. The Complete Works. Photographs by Lee Friedlander. Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, 2006. Unpaged. Oblong quarto. First edition. Hardbound. No jacket as issued. 73 tritone reproductions by Meridian Printing using the dry-trap process. Bound dos-à-dos (essentially two books bound together, which can be read in two directions: one half features horizontally oriented plates; the other vertical), with list of plates in the center.