Hajime Kimura’s photobook “Snowflakes Dog Man” CEIBA edition pre-order available *RPS special edition *BOOK SHOULD BE DISPATCHED IN end of October)
In 2015, Hajime Kimura participated RPS PHOTOBOOK MASTERCLASS led by Teun van der Heijden and Sandra van der Doelen, and Yumi Goto. His book project developed, numbered of dummies produced and finally 69 artist book were produced by himself. 69 of artist edition were sold out already. In order to distribute to as many as people possible, we collaborate again with Italian publisher CEIBA EDITIONS and they have printed 450 editions. It’s slightly revised from the original Hajime’s artist book but reproduced faithfully in details.
An interview for the photobook “Snowflakes Dog Man” is here. Please take a look if interested.
“Snowflakes Dog Man”
An album takes me here, far, far away, I never ever know.
One snowy day I took a walk with a black dog which my father used to have.
I just followed him as he led. We came by a path vanishing into rice fields. As soon as I released his leash, he ran away into the snow, like a jet melting into white canvas. I didn’t know the path he and my father had walked many times. Some memories with my family were fading away since the last relative, my father, passed away. I was not getting along with my family, so I stayed away from them. When I was back home, he was about to die. After a while I found a family album on his shelf. With those pictures I ended up realizing that some memories couldn’t come to me, even what happened a few years ago. Day by day I wanted to know more about them, especially about my father. So I decided to visit the places he had been to. Some of them were from the album, the others were from my memories. In order to recreate and fill in my blank space even though it was not the truth.
The jet didn’t come back.
I followed his steps again, slowly, just slowly.
[ Book Specifications ]
Pages: (big)150pages (small)72pages
Size: (big) 182x246x15mm, (small) 193x130x15mm,
Number of Images: (big)122pics (small)90pic
450 editions only
Photobooks will be signed, and come with a double-printed B2 size sheet, made by the printer where the book was produced. (those images on the sheets are not included in the photobook. We will choose the image for you.)
And the Japanese title will be handwritten by Hajime Kimura, this book author.