Master photographer Kenro Izu has for years been working with the platinum palladium process to create stunning floral and nude still lifes. Using large-format cameras, and contact printing images as large as 14 x 20 inches, Izu creates photographs that possess a rare sensuality and tactility. Their surface qualities and rich tonalities reference the handcrafted beauty of earlier movements in photography, but these images are timeless - they beg contemplation and immersion from the viewer. This book, the first devoted to Izu's floral and nude still lifes, is certain to become a classic volume in contemporary photography. Printed on luscious Italian stock in large format, the images come alive in this rarefied book object designed by Elsa Kendall. The images are accompanied by an introduction written by Richard Gere, and an interpretive essay by noted curator Arthur Ollman.
Size: 12.2 x 12.5 x .5 inches
Publisher: Arena Editions
Publication Date: 1998
Available from the gallery for $80