ABOUT THE BOOK    The Persimmon’s Fruit  is an intimate photographic essay by Nat Urazmetova. Depicting the author’s journey to Japan, it seeks the new sensibilities and subtler connections unfolding when imagery and poetry loop together in a book format.  Documentary yet also introspective, the photographs in the book seize and transmit the concealed rhythms and delicate emotions. There is a tenderness found amongst the grandeur and geometry of cityscapes, and elegance seen in haphazard encounters. The details, which often passed unnoticed, stimulate the author’s gaze the most, and the poetic verses deepen the emerging narratives far beyond the depicted.    The Persimmon’s Fruit  is an assemblage of the subjective observations about the essence of Japanese culture, altogether creating a poetic story that enfolds both the stillness of a photographic image and the transitory, time-wrapping, nature of cinema. It is also a visual reflection on the concepts of ‘traces’ ( omokage ) and ‘changeability’ ( utsuroi ) found in the works by Seigow Matsuoka. ‘The traces quiver, their shapes altered by the circumstances under which they are resurrected. That is the nature of traces of Japan. They are not static… The images that strike us as somehow ‘Japanese’ reveal that quality only in fleeting traces’. (Seigow Matsuoka “The Legend of Traces” in Yohji Yamamoto & Ai Mitsuda  My Dear Bomb ( Ludion, 2010), p.175. )  Rather than attempting to arrive at something descriptive and concrete, the book is instead trailing the elusive atmosphere, accentuating the beauty in imperfections and incompleteness, through light and shadow, contours and fragments, whispers and feelings.  Shortlisted for  The Royal Photographic Society Photobook Exhibition 2016.     Publication date May 2016 Hardback, Offset printing on Munken Lynx paper, 170gsm ISBN 9780957041653 Size 165x232mm 78 photographs Extent 120pp   ORDER THE BOOK   Available via  Antenne Books  |  Cygnnet  |  Tenderbooks  |  Ti Pi Tin Books  and  Calvert 22 Bookshop    ABOUT THE PUBLISHER    Cygnnet   is a London-based publisher specialising in books on cinema and photography.    BOOK LAUNCH   Book launch took place at Calvert 22 Gallery on the 1st of June 2016. More information on  Calvert 22 Foundation website .    
       
     
       
     
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  ABOUT THE BOOK    The Persimmon’s Fruit  is an intimate photographic essay by Nat Urazmetova. Depicting the author’s journey to Japan, it seeks the new sensibilities and subtler connections unfolding when imagery and poetry loop together in a book format.  Documentary yet also introspective, the photographs in the book seize and transmit the concealed rhythms and delicate emotions. There is a tenderness found amongst the grandeur and geometry of cityscapes, and elegance seen in haphazard encounters. The details, which often passed unnoticed, stimulate the author’s gaze the most, and the poetic verses deepen the emerging narratives far beyond the depicted.    The Persimmon’s Fruit  is an assemblage of the subjective observations about the essence of Japanese culture, altogether creating a poetic story that enfolds both the stillness of a photographic image and the transitory, time-wrapping, nature of cinema. It is also a visual reflection on the concepts of ‘traces’ ( omokage ) and ‘changeability’ ( utsuroi ) found in the works by Seigow Matsuoka. ‘The traces quiver, their shapes altered by the circumstances under which they are resurrected. That is the nature of traces of Japan. They are not static… The images that strike us as somehow ‘Japanese’ reveal that quality only in fleeting traces’. (Seigow Matsuoka “The Legend of Traces” in Yohji Yamamoto & Ai Mitsuda  My Dear Bomb ( Ludion, 2010), p.175. )  Rather than attempting to arrive at something descriptive and concrete, the book is instead trailing the elusive atmosphere, accentuating the beauty in imperfections and incompleteness, through light and shadow, contours and fragments, whispers and feelings.  Shortlisted for  The Royal Photographic Society Photobook Exhibition 2016.     Publication date May 2016 Hardback, Offset printing on Munken Lynx paper, 170gsm ISBN 9780957041653 Size 165x232mm 78 photographs Extent 120pp   ORDER THE BOOK   Available via  Antenne Books  |  Cygnnet  |  Tenderbooks  |  Ti Pi Tin Books  and  Calvert 22 Bookshop    ABOUT THE PUBLISHER    Cygnnet   is a London-based publisher specialising in books on cinema and photography.    BOOK LAUNCH   Book launch took place at Calvert 22 Gallery on the 1st of June 2016. More information on  Calvert 22 Foundation website .    
       
     

ABOUT THE BOOK

The Persimmon’s Fruit is an intimate photographic essay by Nat Urazmetova. Depicting the author’s journey to Japan, it seeks the new sensibilities and subtler connections unfolding when imagery and poetry loop together in a book format.

Documentary yet also introspective, the photographs in the book seize and transmit the concealed rhythms and delicate emotions. There is a tenderness found amongst the grandeur and geometry of cityscapes, and elegance seen in haphazard encounters. The details, which often passed unnoticed, stimulate the author’s gaze the most, and the poetic verses deepen the emerging narratives far beyond the depicted. 

The Persimmon’s Fruit is an assemblage of the subjective observations about the essence of Japanese culture, altogether creating a poetic story that enfolds both the stillness of a photographic image and the transitory, time-wrapping, nature of cinema. It is also a visual reflection on the concepts of ‘traces’ (omokage) and ‘changeability’ (utsuroi) found in the works by Seigow Matsuoka. ‘The traces quiver, their shapes altered by the circumstances under which they are resurrected. That is the nature of traces of Japan. They are not static… The images that strike us as somehow ‘Japanese’ reveal that quality only in fleeting traces’. (Seigow Matsuoka “The Legend of Traces” in Yohji Yamamoto & Ai Mitsuda My Dear Bomb (Ludion, 2010), p.175. )

Rather than attempting to arrive at something descriptive and concrete, the book is instead trailing the elusive atmosphere, accentuating the beauty in imperfections and incompleteness, through light and shadow, contours and fragments, whispers and feelings.

Shortlisted for The Royal Photographic Society Photobook Exhibition 2016. 


Publication date May 2016
Hardback, Offset printing on Munken Lynx paper, 170gsm
ISBN 9780957041653
Size 165x232mm
78 photographs
Extent 120pp

ORDER THE BOOK

Available via Antenne Books | CygnnetTenderbooks | Ti Pi Tin Books and Calvert 22 Bookshop

ABOUT THE PUBLISHER

Cygnnet is a London-based publisher specialising in books on cinema and photography.

BOOK LAUNCH

Book launch took place at Calvert 22 Gallery on the 1st of June 2016. More information on Calvert 22 Foundation website

 

       
     
NEW BOOK: The Persimmon's Fruit by Nat Urazmetova. Book Launch Trailer
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