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Masao Yamamoto
Art Library Rare Books Collection: TR 655 .Y35618 2005 oversize

Working from a Zen philosophy of “emptiness”, Yamamoto makes images that are essentially vignettes of nature and our intersection with it, ruminating over the passage of time and memory. His finished prints are miniature treasures – averaging 3 x 5 inches and smaller – that are toned, stained, torn, marked, rubbed and creased. One has an experience of looking at a group of found vintage photographs, telling a familiar yet unique story. Printed on uncoated Japanese paper in an oversized format, é comprises 59 photographs on 21 double-pages, including a double gatefold that opens to 52 x 16 inches.