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Lyu HANABUSA + Kaori SHIMAMURA "L'Odeur" 1996 Photobook

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Lyu HANABUSA, photographer. "L'Odeur." Kaori SHIMAMURA, model. Japan: Shinchosha, 1996, First Edition, HB, dj, 30 x 23 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. This is one of Hanabusa's most elegant nude model monographs - featuring one the most photographed women of all time. In fact, Kaori Shimamura has sold more photobooks than any other model in Japan. In the west she is most well known for appearing in one of the cult "Zero Woman" movies.

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. This book is printed with an unusually thick quality paper.

Shipping costs: Checkout settings are for International airmail "small packet" (available for packages up to 2 kg), delivery estimated at 5-8 days - $23.10. Two other shipping options are also available: Economy airmail shipping SAL (surface/air), delivery estimated at 2-3 weeks - $13.80; and International EMS (express mail service), delivery estimated within 2-4 days - $32.00 (USA), $37.00 (Europe). Shipping weight: approx. 1275g.

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