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Private Scenes – Limited Edition Portfolio
Publisher: Editions Xavier Barral
Medium: Portfolio in a cloth box set including 5 Masahisa Fukase collotype prints produced by Benrido, certified and signed by Tomo Kosuga, director of the Masahisa Fukase Archives.
Box size: 34 x 24,5 x 2,5 cm
Prints size: 24 x 33 cm
Limited edition numbered from 1 to 25
This portfolio accompanies the release of Masahisa Fukase’s Monograph. Designed by Éditions Xavier Barral (Paris) and Benrido studio (Kyoto), the portfolio includes five Masahisa Fukase’s collotype prints produced by Benrido on Torinoko Washi paper. It includes three black-and-white prints and two colour ones from the new series Private Scenes, where Fukase photographed different places by turning the camera on himself described by Simon Baker as “an incredible series of proto-selfies, in which Fukase bears witness to the full range of strange and desperate lifestyles (both animal and human) found in the streets and bars of Tokyo.
Collotype, a printing process developed in France approximately 150 years ago, allows a continuous tone process and a smooth rendering. The prints of remarkable quality are also very stable. Today, Benrido is one of the last workshops in the world to maintain and develop this traditional process.