Mama Love | Hideka Tonomura | Aka Aka 2008 (SIGNED)
Oblong 4to, hardcover. NF conditions, with rare obi, signed.
From editor's statement: "Tonomura’s subject is her own mother: her infidelity and her affair. In the first, monochrome part of the book, Tonomura’s photographs show her mother in bed with a lover. The lover is obscured, completely blacked-out, which turns all attention to Tonomura’s mother – her face, her contortions, her gestures, her pleasure – while turning the lover into a menacing, almost un-human like creature. The second half, in color, was shot on 8mm then re-shot in telecine; the result is a warm, almost sentimental look whose contrast to the first half could hardly be any starker.
Tonomura’s intense, intimate visual exploration of her immediate family and her own feelings may not be easy to look at, but it is an unforgettable experience."