Watanabe Jun shashin gashu (The Photography of Watanabe Jun)
- Watanabe Jun shashin gashu (The Photography of Watanabe Jun)
Photobook, one volume, first edition. 51 photographic plates. Japanese text. Large 8vo. Original cloth.
- Published in: Tokyo-to (privately published)
Watanabe Jun (1897-1990) was born in Chiba Prefecture. In 1915 he went to Singapore where he worked as an apprentice in British photo-studio. His work is at the crossroads from geijutsu photography to modernism and he was a regular contributor to Geijutsu Shashin Kenkyu and Kamera magazine. Portraits, still-lives, nudes, and street-scenes taken during the 1920s and early 30s were for some time at the forefront of modern photographic expression. Watanabe was an avid user of the Vest-Pocket Camera and used deformation techniques for his prints. He was a member of the Nihon Koga Kyokai and after the war worked as a photographic critic and editor. Introduction by Takayama Masataka. Very rare. No copy in OCLC. (Titus Boeder, 4/2007)
- PB.288 (Photobook number)
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