Whisper of the snow
The Hokkaido resident Japanese photographer Juri Ishiwata depict a cold and desert surrounding, where only ravens and few other animals dare to show up. The images’ appearance borrow undoubtedly something to the legacy of the golden age of Japanese photography but the story differs as the dark journey in Hokkaido, the northern Island of Japan, starts with a feeling of despair and isolation but after a giant storm leaves place to a winter sun, maybe as a message of hope or a kind farewell to the typical black and white style of the masters. In “Whisper of the snow” the nature is the main character, and reminds us its immensity as a conveyor of emotions.
An essay “Silence in Hokkaido” by the Doctors in Art Lena Fritsch, specialist in Japanese photography and curator at Ashmolean Museum of Oxford, is set as an introduction for the book, in English and Japanese.
The quality print was carefully crafted in duotone for more accurate mid-tones and a good depth of the black, on a soft slightly grainy, heavy weight, paper made of certified sustainable grown wood fibers.
Title: Whisper of the snow
Photographer : Juri Ishiwata
Essay author : Lena Fritsch
Translation: Yuka Katagiri
Edited by 13BD05726 and Juri Ishiwata
Hardcover binding, Dustcover and obi, 112 pages
Paper : Yingan Superwhite, 175g
Print : Full offset duotone
Size (in mm) : 200 Width x 280 High
Limited edition of 300.
ISBN : 978-988-77600-9-2