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Jin Ohashi
Surrendered Myself to the Chair of Life (SIGNED)

Photographs by Jin Ohashi

Text by Nobuyoshi Araki

Design by Chikako Yamamoto

Akaaka, 2013

First edition (out of print)

Clothbound embossing title and artist name, with a box

400 pp., illustrated throughout

297 x 420 mm

ISBN 978-4-903545-90-5

Item #1702

9.100 1702 EUR 250.00 Add to Cart

Note: small scratch on front cover.

Shortlisted for PhotoBook of the Year | Paris-Photo Aperture Foundation Awards 2013

Jin Ohashi is one of the most popular and significant photographers in Japan today. His work in earlier books, "Menomaenotsuduki" and "Ima", took the public by surprise with its dynamic realism. This autumn, he is back after a seven-year absence with a new book of photographs, Surrendered Myself to the Chair of Life.

"I think the fact that life starts--and each person starts his or her own life--to me means that everyone has a calling," says Ohashi. "We are all led to take our seat at a particular place, which is already prepared for us ... At this moment, I am alive in this world, where we all are alive. I wanted to take my seat at that place."

Surrendered Myself to the Chair of Life challenges us to look at the place where we live, the place where life begins. A fundamental body of work, it reflects the life of an individual rather than society as a whole. By exploring the last frontiers of life, new meanings can be created through the formation of relationships with others. It is this exploration that makes Ohashi's work multi-layered and real.

"Jin Ohashi has a natural instinct for photography. He really is in a class of his own" — Nobuyoshi Araki