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Lyu HANABUSA + Mariko KAWANA "Sexevolution" 2005 Photobook

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Mariko KAWANA, model. "Sexevolution" Lyu HANABUSA, photographer. Japan: Eichi Shuppan, 2005, First Edition, HB, dj, 25 x 26 cm, Approx. 100 pp, color and b/w photos.

Hanabusa splits his time between Japan and France. In France he creates images reminiscent of the great French photographers, Jeanloup Sieff and Jean-Francois Jonvelle with European models and settings. In Japan, like many Japanese photographers, he pays the bills with vibrant photography of nude models and actresses.

A very unusual follow-up to "Satisfaction" from 2002 featuring the same uninhibited model - one of Hanabusa's most extreme books with intensely colored photos to match the energy of the model - very similar to the exciting nude model photobooks of Hajime Sawatari. In "Sexevolution," Hanabusa documents Mariko's pregnancy over a number of months. Many of the images intentionally echo the first book, an unusual combination of tenderness and vulgarity.

Lyu Hanabusa Biography: Born 1949, Osaka, Japan. Lyu Hanabusa made his debut as a professional photographer with the one-man exhibition "Mo hitotsu-Nanika (One More Something)" in 1970. Hanabusa has published a wide variety of works including portraits of celebrities, nude photography, collaborative works with writers, travel and landscape photography. Hanabusa's major publications include "Feminite," "Rakuen-Genso Tahiti (Illusion of Paradise-Tahiti)," "Presence," "Back," "Lazy Fish," "Paris Paris" and "Louvre Bijutsukan (The Louvre Museum)." His exhibitions include "Ishikino Kanatakara Yattekuru Mono (Something Coming Far from Consciousness)," "Pari-ni Ikiru Onnatachi-no-Shozo (Portraits of Women Living in Paris)," "Kabuki," "Sozo-no-Toki (Time of Creation)," "Baroque," "Maruru/Tahiti" and "NudePortraits," Hanabusa is an executive member of the Nikkor Club, and is a member of the Nikon Salon Committee and the Japan Professional Photographers Society.

Condition: Very Good, with obi.

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