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* Masafumi SANAI "Trouble in Mind" 2008 Photobook Rare Self-Published Limited Edition


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Masafumi SANAI, photographer. "Trouble in Mind." Japan: Taisyo (Self-published), 2008, First Edition, PB bound with 3 bolts in a specially designed case, titled, dated and numbered by hand, 30 cm x 22 cm (book), 31 cm x 23 cm (case), 172 pp, 86 photos. Limited edition of 1000 copies.

A special self-produced version that predates the commercial edition. “Trouble in Mind is the collection of photographs Masafumi Sanai (b.1968 in Shizuoka) taken in his twenties before he published the first book ‘Ikiteiru (being alive)’ in 1997. The photographs show the views on the street with sharp and crisp details in his youth around when Sanai strengthened his determination to be an independent photographer. As all of the photographs were originally taken in black and white films and printed on color method, entire tones are turned into yellow and orange hues. Each page is reproduced with the plates of four colors (black, red, yellow and orange) on bright white paper. The effect of unusual color brought us a feeling of recurred memories behind eyelids and somehow appear like hallucination. We can find clear evidence of his emotion that has characterized his works ever since.”--publisher’s description from the commercial edition

Condition: Excellent, hand-titled and numbered by Sanai, #170/1000.

Shipping costs: Checkout settings are for International airmail "small packet" (available for packages up to 2 kg), delivery estimated at 5-8 days - $25.35. Two other shipping options are also available: Economy airmail shipping SAL (surface/air), delivery estimated at 2-3 weeks - $16.80; and International EMS (express mail service), delivery estimated within 2-4 days - $36.00 (USA), $41.50 (Europe). Shipping weight: approx. 1550g.