NOT NIIGATA (signed)

by Andrew Phelps


Photographs: Andrew Phelps

Text: Andrew Phelps

Publisher: Kehrer

72 pages

Pictures: 36 colour illustrations

Year: 2009

ISBN: 978-3-86828-081-4

Price: 42

Comments: 28,5 x 28,5 cm, english and japanese, hardcover, clothbound with tipped in image

»When traveling in a foreign place, I tend to be fascinated with both the exotic and the mundane. The two are often one and the same, especially in a place where the gap between old and new is astronomical. But what does it mean to photograph with the pretense of documentation? I find it is easy to get caught up in chasing an illusion of what I think a place should look like; preconceptions are powerful and the quest to understand a place often leads to a greater misunderstanding. The best I can do is tell the story of my traveling and responding visually to a place I don’t necessarily understand. It is the story of not understanding Niigata.«
Earlier this year, Andrew Phelps was comissioned to take photographs in Japan’s Niigata Prefecture for the »European Eyes on Japan Festival.« The volume Not Niigata presents the artist’s selection from the hundreds of images he brought back from his trip.


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NOT NIIGATA (signed)

by Andrew Phelps


Photographs: Andrew Phelps

Text: Andrew Phelps

Publisher: Kehrer

72 pages

Pictures: 36 colour illustrations

Year: 2009

ISBN: 978-3-86828-081-4

Price: 42

Comments: 28,5 x 28,5 cm, english and japanese, hardcover, clothbound with tipped in image

»When traveling in a foreign place, I tend to be fascinated with both the exotic and the mundane. The two are often one and the same, especially in a place where the gap between old and new is astronomical. But what does it mean to photograph with the pretense of documentation? I find it is easy to get caught up in chasing an illusion of what I think a place should look like; preconceptions are powerful and the quest to understand a place often leads to a greater misunderstanding. The best I can do is tell the story of my traveling and responding visually to a place I don’t necessarily understand. It is the story of not understanding Niigata.«
Earlier this year, Andrew Phelps was comissioned to take photographs in Japan’s Niigata Prefecture for the »European Eyes on Japan Festival.« The volume Not Niigata presents the artist’s selection from the hundreds of images he brought back from his trip.


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more books tagged »travel« | >> see all

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A collector's choice by josefchladek.com

NOT NIIGATA (signed)

by Andrew Phelps


Photographs: Andrew Phelps

Text: Andrew Phelps

Publisher: Kehrer

72 pages

Pictures: 36 colour illustrations

Year: 2009

ISBN: 978-3-86828-081-4

Price: 42

Comments: 28,5 x 28,5 cm, english and japanese, hardcover, clothbound with tipped in image

»When traveling in a foreign place, I tend to be fascinated with both the exotic and the mundane. The two are often one and the same, especially in a place where the gap between old and new is astronomical. But what does it mean to photograph with the pretense of documentation? I find it is easy to get caught up in chasing an illusion of what I think a place should look like; preconceptions are powerful and the quest to understand a place often leads to a greater misunderstanding. The best I can do is tell the story of my traveling and responding visually to a place I don’t necessarily understand. It is the story of not understanding Niigata.«
Earlier this year, Andrew Phelps was comissioned to take photographs in Japan’s Niigata Prefecture for the »European Eyes on Japan Festival.« The volume Not Niigata presents the artist’s selection from the hundreds of images he brought back from his trip.


More books by Andrew Phelps

more books tagged »travel« | >> see all

more books tagged »American« | >> see all

A collector's choice by josefchladek.com