Frauke Eigen

Shoku, 2008

Signed hardback book


Published by Only Photography in 2008
224 pages in Japanese binding
30 x 32,5 cm
First edition limited to 500 copies.
Limited Edition: 500 copies
54 full-page plates in duotone, embossed cloth binding
Language: German/English/Japanese

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Frauke Eigen’s Shoku is a photographic interpretation of Japanese Patterns and Structures, seen by the artist on her several forays using the subway of Japans capital.  “The precision, purism and accuracy of Japan’s culture and aesthetic interested me. How much can you take away and still get a good picture?” The works from Japan are not impressions of Japan. “I am not telling a story but I am interested in the successful form, shape, structure, and how through this beauty comes into being. . In a country shaped by the conjunction of tradition and modernity, Eigen turned her camera to architectural details, to plants and flowers, to close-up portraits, switching from subtle nuances of her surface textures to stark deep, solid blacks. Limited number of copies available.

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