Tag: japanese photobook

Jesse’s Book Review – “Tschüss” by Haruna Sato

Jesse’s Book Review – “Tschüss” by Haruna Sato Jesse’s gotten his hands and eyes on Haruna Sato’s brand spankin’ new book Tschüss, which is what zee Germans say for “bye” or “so long”. Tschuss is photographer Haruna Sato’s latest offering. I previously reviewed a volume from her Ichi no Hi series some years back and this […]

Jesse’s Book Review – Yokushiroku by Kouhei Hirose

Jesse’s Book Review – “Yokushiroku” by Kouhei Hirose Jesse’s back and checks in this week with the debut tome from the psychedelic mind of Kouhei Hirose. Some photo books are simply about the overall effect. Rather than a careful selection of perfectly curated images each intended for maximum impact, it becomes a barrage of haphazard […]

Jesse’s Book Review – “Hibi” Tsukiji Market by Takashi Kato

Jesse’s Book Review – “Hibi” Tsukiji Market by Takashi Kato Jesse’s back and he dives into a fresh take on a fishy subject in Takashi Kato’s documentation of the world–renowned sea critter peddlers. With the 2020 Olympics looming here in Tokyo, tourism has been at an all-time high. The city itself is changing to accommodate, where […]

Jesse’s Book Review – Port Area, Sakai, Osaka 12:00 – 14:00, May 4, 2010 by Hiroko Komatsu

Jesse’s Book Review – Port Area, Sakai, Osaka 12:00 – 14:00, May 4, 2010 by Hiroko Komatsu It’s all about the details when you flip through this captivating collection of seemingly random images. Jesse reviews Hiroko Komatsu’s latest. “Exhaustive” can be perhaps be the best word to describe the work of photographer Komatsu Hiroko. She […]

Jesse’s Book Review – Whistle by Haruto Hoshi

Jesse’s Book Review – Whistle by Haruto Hoshi Jesse reflects on street photography extraordinaire Haruto Hoshi’s last book Whistle, a wild ride of captivatingly raw and occasionally uncomfortable images showing life in Japan’s megacities. Don’t nobody go nowhere. Arriving off the heels of Seiji Kurata, enter Haruto Hoshi. His 2007 release, Luminance of Streets was an instant […]

Jesse’s Book Review – Japan through a Leica

Jesse’s Book Review – Japan through a Leica by Ihee Kimura This time around Jesse tackles a book that a few people have mentioned to me lately. A really special book for the Leica buffs out there. Japan Through a Leica is really first and foremost a collector’s book. The first edition was released in […]

Jesse’s Book Review – Katsura by Yasuhiro Ishimoto

Jesse’s Book Review – Katsura by Yasuhiro Ishimoto Jesse has been discovering all sorts of interesting books lately. This time he pours over the work of Yasuhiro Ishimoto. Check it out. Katsura is one of those books that was on my Amazon wish list for ever and over the years has tripled in value and […]

Jesse’s Book Review – Momentary by Nico Perez

Jesse’s book review, Momentary by Nico Perez Jesse Freeman’s world famous book reviews are usually focussed on Japanese photography, but occasionally he strays from the path to review the work of non Japanese photographers and friends too. This is the latter, a great review of beautiful book. I don’t believe happiness can be state, un-happiness can […]

Jesse’s Book Review – Manzanar

Jesse’s book review, Manzanar by Ansel Adams Jesse tackles one of the great legends of photography in this review, by reviewing a book that has a very strong connection for the Japanese. This is a fascinating and raw photographic essay that is often overlooked. “On the day of departure, people found themselves herded into groups […]

Jesse’s Book Review – Tank and Road Surface

Jesse’s book review, Tank and Road Surface by Jun Nishieko Last night I was very fortunate to be reminded what a talented individual Jesse is, as I went to the screening of one of the movies he has made (something I hope Jesse will share with us in the future). And then today I remembered […]