“Afterword” is composed of photos used in the afterword ’Sasuke’s Diary’ from “Sasuke, My Dear Cat”, published by Seinen Shokan in 1978. In the small pocket-sized printing manuscript were instructions and numbering written by Fukase himself.
Sasuke the First went missing quite early on, but some time afterwards, someone who had seen the ‘missing’ posters delivered a kitten to Fukase thinking it was probably Sasuke. While they did indeed look alike, the kitten turned out not to be Sasuke after all.
Fukase, however, named this kitten Sasuke and ended up loving him like his own. To Harajuku, on express trains, and even to Ueno Zoo and the seaside - he took Sasuke out with him wherever he went. Referring to himself ‘papa’ while turning his camera upon Sasuke, the depth of Fukase’s affection for his cat can be felt through his photos of its charming visage.
A near-maddening amount of lovely scenes continue page turn after page turn in this wonderful photo book - a masterpiece that belongs on the shelf of a loved one.
1st edition of 900 copies
Publisher: Roshin Books
Size: 210mm x 231mm
104 pages, 80 black & white plates
Text: Japanese and English x 18mm roshin books 2016 ISBN 978-4-9907230-5-7
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Every winter throughout Spain it is estimated that up to 100,000 hunting dogs are abandoned or killed at the end of the hare-coursing season when they are no longer needed, perform badly or are too old. This book documents those dogs that have been rescued and sets them against the locations in Spain where they are typically abandoned: the sides of roads, the ravines, the rivers, the edges of towns, and the empty car parks. Shot in a style that references the tone and mood of Velázquez who painted at a time when these dogs were treated with great respect, Martin Usborne’s photographs show both the classical beauty of the animals but also the ugliness of their modern situation – their bodies are weakened, their expressions fearful. The dogs in these pictures are the fortunate ones – they have found a place to rest and recuperate. The landscapes bear testament to those less fortunate animals who find a different kind of rest beside the roads, in the rivers, or out in the open plains. Following his successful book The Silence of Dogs in Cars (Kehrer 2012) Martin Usborne again presents unusual and moving portraits of dogs.
Publisher: Kehrer Verlag
Size: 300 x 260 mm
108 pages, 65 colour illustrations
In Pet Pictures, Stephen Shore presents a series of photographs he has made over the years of his pets - barnyard and domestic alike. With his portraits of Annabelle to Zaza, in all four seasons, Shore shares a loving record of life on his family farm. The book reaches its crescendo with an original signed photograph of Pete the dog who, when wearing his bandana, has been sometimes confused for a boy scout. An extremely limited number of copies are available at this price, and are offered on a first-come, first served basis.
Publisher: Nazraeli Press
Size: 5 1/2 x 7 1/4"
16 pages, 17 four-color plates, 1 original print.