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Osamu WATAYA "Kirigirisu" - "Grasshopper" 1999 Photobook Ltd Ed 250


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Osamu WATAYA, photographer. "Kirigirisu" - "Grasshopper." Japan: Taka Ishii Gallery, 1999, First Edition, HB, (no dj as issued), 27 cm x 22 cm, 64 pp, 31 single-page b/w photos, imbedded photo on the cover, Limited Edition of 250 copies.

Wataya's scarcest and most erotic photobook. Fleeting, transient monochrome images of a nude woman. The model has nothing to hide yet is never shown fully, heightening the eroticism and feeling of intimacy - a skyscape and a still life portend mystery - a face is not seen until the last photo.

Osamu WATAYA bio: 1963 Born in Hokkaido, lives and works in Tokyo. In addition to his photography career, Osamu Wataya has worked as an art director and undertaken the editorial direction of numerous photo books. In 2006, he was a recipient of the 22nd Higashikawa Special Photographer Award. Photo books include River Bed (1996/Hysteric Glamour), Engaru (1996/Taka Ishii Gallery), Renoir (1998/Hysteric Glamour), Hirugao (2004/Sokyusha), Rumor (2007/Rat Hole Gallery), and Childhood (2010/Rat Hole Gallery).

Condition: Excellent.

Shipping costs: Checkout settings are for International airmail "small packet" (available for packages up to 2 kg), delivery estimated at 5-8 days - $15.00. Two other shipping options are also available: Economy airmail shipping SAL (surface/air), delivery estimated at 2-3 weeks - $8.80; and International EMS (express mail service), delivery estimated within 2-4 days - $20.40 (USA), $24.00 (Europe). Shipping weight: approx. 775g.