Love Pointphoto-eye Editions : Suo
Year! I am pleased to announce that my new book "Love
Point" is here. The book is published by Toseisha in
Japan. I spent days in snow-covered city of Nagano last
month while the book was printed. The
book is accompanied by an original short story of the
same title by Richard Curtis Hauschild. All my
books are available at photo-eye Books and galleries
listed in my website, http://www.hiroshiwatanabe.com/.
Edition's is pleased to announce our second publication,
Suo Sarumawashi by Hiroshi Watanabe. Sarumawashi,
"monkey dancing," has been in existence for over a thousand
years in Japan. Initially it evolved as a form of religious
ritual designed to protect the horses of warriors. Later, it
developed into a popular festival entertainment, with monkeys
performing throughout the countryside of Japan. Sarumawashi
ranks alongside Noh and Kabui as one of the oldest and most
traditional of Japan's performing arts. The highly trained
monkeys perform acrobatic stunts and comedic skits and are
beloved by those who witness them. Hiroshi Watanabe remembered
these performing monkeys from his childhood and traveled to
Japan to rediscover them. Rather than making pictures of the
performances, Watanabe instead chose to produce this series of
formal portraits made in a make-shift studio on location in
Japan. These pictures not only portray the monkeys with great
dignity and respect, but are also a beautiful, quiet
reflection of Watanabe's sensitivities and artistic soul.
Please see the link below for more information.
photo-eye 30th Anniversary
photo-eye is holding its 30th anniversary show
with the images of Suo Sarumawashi series till February
January 14-17, 2010 at the
Santa Monica Civic Center, CA.
My work will be
shown by these fine galleries.
showing prints from "Suo Sarumawashi" along with photo-eye
will be showing 32x32
large size print of "El Arbolito Park, Quito, Ecuador" among
Kevin Longino Fine
will be showing prints from "Love
Point" series and will have books for sale as well.
hope to see you there!