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* Taku ARAMASA "Erika" 1976 Photobook Ltd Ed SIGNED Rare


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Taku ARAMASA, photographer. "Nude Photo Series Vol. 1: Erika." Erika Marie LILJENQUIST, model. Japan: Hokuosha, 1976, First Edition, HB, dj, 30 cm x 22 cm, 96 pp, b/w & color photos, text in Japanese & English, Number-Stamped Limited Edition of 2500.

One of Aramasa's first photobooks, a rare one - so seldom seen, I doubt the edition was fully distributed. Photos were shot over a period of ten days on the remote atoll of Kayangel, Palau. The model, a Swedish immigrant to Japan from an early age, writes of the difficulties of the shoot. The model, photographer and one assistant were together on the atoll in a hut with no electricity and a monotonous diet of coconut-fried fish and papaya. Erica hints of tensions created by Aramasa, possibly for artistic reasons or possibly just the unrelenting heat. Ultimately, the book may be a response to Hajime Sawatari's Nadia or Shunji Okura's Emma and one can sense the obsession.

Condition: Very Good, stamped #17/2500. SIGNED by Aramasa on the inner front flap of the jacket and dated only a month after the official publication date. Also includes ephemera of 4 photo-postcards and two inserts - one each from the photographer and the model with maps and notes.

Shipping costs: Checkout settings are for International airmail "small packet" (available for packages up to 2 kg), delivery estimated at 5-8 days - $18.60. Two other shipping options are also available: Economy airmail shipping SAL (surface/air), delivery estimated at 2-3 weeks - $10.80; and International EMS (express mail service), delivery estimated within 2-4 days - $24.00 (USA), $28.00 (Europe). Shipping weight: approx. 975g.