Crystal Love Starlight (signed - last copy)

by Mayumi Hosokura


Photographs: Mayumi Hosokura

Publisher: Tycoon Books

64 pages

Pictures: full color offset

Year: 2014

ISBN: 978-4-9906628-3-7

Comments: 20,5 x 25,5 cm, softcover, english and japanese, first edition of 500 copies

sold out

The series is named after a small restaurant in Gunma prefecture which came to light in 1992 for running under-the-table prostitution. The glittering naming nonsense of Japanese bars, night clubs and love hotels has allure of a magic spell.

The series is composed of three parts—pictures of the actual place, nude portraits taken in Tokyo as well as hotels in Gunma, and neon signs along Route 17 connecting these two locations

Printed from the monochrome film the images were colored with one of six-color silver halide crystals and dye couplers on the photographic color paper.

As I developed them in darkness I felt the excitement of a night walk on a neon-lit road.


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Crystal Love Starlight (signed - last copy)

by Mayumi Hosokura


Photographs: Mayumi Hosokura

Publisher: Tycoon Books

64 pages

Pictures: full color offset

Year: 2014

ISBN: 978-4-9906628-3-7

Comments: 20,5 x 25,5 cm, softcover, english and japanese, first edition of 500 copies

sold out

The series is named after a small restaurant in Gunma prefecture which came to light in 1992 for running under-the-table prostitution. The glittering naming nonsense of Japanese bars, night clubs and love hotels has allure of a magic spell.

The series is composed of three parts—pictures of the actual place, nude portraits taken in Tokyo as well as hotels in Gunma, and neon signs along Route 17 connecting these two locations

Printed from the monochrome film the images were colored with one of six-color silver halide crystals and dye couplers on the photographic color paper.

As I developed them in darkness I felt the excitement of a night walk on a neon-lit road.


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A collector's choice by josefchladek.com

Crystal Love Starlight (signed - last copy)

by Mayumi Hosokura


Photographs: Mayumi Hosokura

Publisher: Tycoon Books

64 pages

Pictures: full color offset

Year: 2014

ISBN: 978-4-9906628-3-7

Comments: 20,5 x 25,5 cm, softcover, english and japanese, first edition of 500 copies

sold out

The series is named after a small restaurant in Gunma prefecture which came to light in 1992 for running under-the-table prostitution. The glittering naming nonsense of Japanese bars, night clubs and love hotels has allure of a magic spell.

The series is composed of three parts—pictures of the actual place, nude portraits taken in Tokyo as well as hotels in Gunma, and neon signs along Route 17 connecting these two locations

Printed from the monochrome film the images were colored with one of six-color silver halide crystals and dye couplers on the photographic color paper.

As I developed them in darkness I felt the excitement of a night walk on a neon-lit road.


More books by Mayumi Hosokura

more books tagged »nude« | >> see all

more books tagged »Japanese« | >> see all

A collector's choice by josefchladek.com