Epartment store dancers the Tenjou Sajiki avant garde theatre troupe in its myriad faces images such as THE BIRTH Fever and Brown Lily And of course the nude shots that would subseuently form a major motif in Shinoyama s oeuvreIt is astounding to think that this whole batch of photos was taken in a single year 1969In terms of the split between these subjects and for. G collection of photographs of Japan in the ’60s by Kishin Shinoyama offers a monograph on the artist in addition to an
Features photos in Japan during the decade of the 1960 s Begins with photos of political demonstrations Includes advertising and some bare skin concludes with solarized color photos Insightful uoting Shigeo Goto from one of the introductory ssays this volumereveals studies for nude photos snapshots of the student protest movement a fashion show at the Shirokiya Finally published outside of Japan a rare gem from Kishin Shinoyama one of the masters of Japanese photography This dazzlin.
Ms the book starts with about 10 photos of student demonstrations and the majority of the rest of it contains single and group nude tableaux of varying descriptions To this reader perhaps some of that famous nergy of the 60s comes across but it is not really harnessed towards any greater concepts and very little is particularly memorable intellectually or visually. Ccurate portrayal of a period and setting About 400 black and white and full color photographs are presented in this volume.