Nirai (Signed), by Manabu Someya


Photographs taken mainly in the Okinawan Islands, as well as Southeast Asia. Someya writes:

I aimed to visualise Nirai Kanai as a place existing in this world where we live now. This idea derived from my feeling that our lives are much too vulnerable in the state we are in today. Thus, the world of death is often perceived as being close by us, making us feel as if our spirits are ceaselessly crossing the ocean as we live our repetitive daily lives.

You can find an extended gallery of images from this work here, and a review of this book here.

Hardcover, 27cm x 26cm, 85 pages, 74 color photos. Signed by the artist.

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