Ryuichi Ishikawa, Kimi Himeno (ed.)

Adrenamix - AS BACKORDER ON REQUEST!

https://vimeo.com/143248203 (by photobookstore.co.uk,
thank you!)


Design: Hikari MACHIGUCHI
SC (without dust jackte, as issued), 18 x
13 cm., 120 pp., more than 100 color & b/w ills., Japanese/English poem at the end.
Aka aka 2015.
ISBN 9784865410372
signed

nicht verfügbar

 

"The 3rd monograph by Ryuichi Ishikawa. About 10 years ago, Ishikawa started photography, shooting his daily life with his friends. And also, he wondered around in the night town in Okinawa. Not only his friends, he captures Bosozoku, people in the night club etc. Loneliness, darkness. Hope. - These photographs are his starting point on photography." (T&M)

"adrenamix

-------------

A mouth wide-opened in the black of night
Shadows racing through,
riding astride mother's voice

Resounding tottering gait through a forest of NOTHING
An enlightened rut,
piercing

Loneliness I feel with my ass
before the overflowing foam soaks into the earth
Meandering eyeballs scattered are unable
to find a river to dive into
in a weird land so closed
that one cannot even get lost in it

Nimble dryness extends a feeler
for a body with the wetness of a marsh
A mountain range of stiff flesh
My tongue creeps along its veins,
like scooping up the beads of sweat that flow down the ridge
I already relize the foolishness of all of it before getting to the top

The end of the production toxic,
A pebble with no will is
to overwrite the absurdity of the erect testicle
with nonsense, furthermore
Men muddy their pulses in white
as women fly over the spring,
laughing in the summer night

Could it be called a night if ewith no end?
Is a door that never opens still a door?
The darkness lightened, and yet the arkness it is
A heart fell and torn,
a cry of life gushes out,
and still the silence it is

We such creatures,
devouring retort-packed time on the fluorescent display shelves,
crawling across the asphalt
to get flustered by the setting moon

However dead I drunk,
can't smash a bottle of alcohol
Trickles of memory and meeting a fierce beast
- What is waiting on the second day" (R.I.)

About the photographer (*1984 in Okinawa, Japan):
2006: Begins photography. Graduates from Okinawa International University.
2008: Studies avant-garde dance with Seiryu Shiba.
2010: Studies photography with Tetsushi Yuzaki. Holds the Brain Portraits exhibition at Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum. Photo book 'Shiba Dancing Planet'; Exhibition 'Me'i at Gallery oMac.
2011: Participates in the group show Fragments 2 at Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum. Takes part in 3rd Shomei Tomatsu Digital Photogr. Workshop. Participates in the group show Open Okinawa at Space Tropical.
2012: Participates in the group show Okinawa 0 Point: Exhibition Marking 40th Anniversary of Okinawa's Return to Japan. Receives award in the 35th New Cosmos of Photography competition.
2013: Participates in the group show Fragments 3 at Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum. Photo book 'Seiryu Shiba: Allure of the Female-Role Player. Dances in Shiba's solo recital.'
2014: Participates in the group show Daido Moriyama Portfolio Review at Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum. Photo book 'Ryuichi Ishikawa.'
Holds the exhibition Ryuichi Ishikawa at Gallery Lafayette. Participates in the group show show case #3 at eN arts. Photo books 'Okinawan portraits 2010-2012' and 'A Grand Polyphony'. 'Zkop' exhibition at ATSUKOBAROUH and 'OCAC, Okinawa; 'Okinawan portraits 2010-2012' at Place M, 'A Grand Polyphony' at Nikon Salon, Osaka and Galeire Nord, Paris. He received the 40th Kimura Ihei Photo Award for 'Okinawan portraits 2010-2012' and 'A Grand Polyphony', received the P h o t o g r a p h i c S o c i e t y o f J a p a n Newcomer's A w a r d for his creative activity. 'adrenamix' at nagune (Shinjuku Golden Gai), Tokyo

Das dritte Buch des 1984 geborenen japanischen Fotografen, der in seiner Heimat schon einige Ausstellungen hatte und für seine Serien ausgezeichnet wurde, ist ziemlich existentialistisch.
Die Fotos, die Ishikawa von den ihn umgebenden jungen Menschen - Biker, Scater, ua. - gemacht hat, sind direkt, manchem zu direkt, da sie Grenzen ausloten auf der existentiellen Suche nach dem Sinn allen fleischlichen Strebens. Es ist auch ein Buch über Einsamkeit inmitten der Gemeinschaft und während des Liebesaktes. 'adrenamix' - in diesem Buch spielt Adrenalin, unser körpereigenes Stresshormon, das die Herzfrequenz und den Blutdruck steigen lässt, eine entscheidende Rolle, denn es lenkt zeitweise ab von der Suche.

Das Büchlein ist kunstvoll schlicht gehalten, das Coverbild besteht nur aus handschriftlich fixiertem Titel und Namen des Fotografen. Die Fotos wechseln unvermittelt von Schwarz-Weiss- zu Farb-Aufnahmen, Nachtfahrten, Biker- und Club-Atmosphäre mit intimen Szenen und dazwischen einsamen Stilleben. Aufputschmittel jeglicher Art spielen hier eine wichtige Rolle. 'adrenamix' ist ein Buch für Szene-Liebhaber und an japanischer Club- und Jugendkultur Interessierte.