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Kazuumi Takahashi: High Tide Wane Moon

by Jonah Samson
on 24 January 2008

Japanese artist Kazuumi Takahashi's beautiful first monograph, "High Tide Wane Moon", explores the relationship between the moon and the ocean. Having grown up near the sea as the son of a fisherman, the schedule of the tides influenced his daily activities, just as the moon influenced the tides.


In this large-format book, Takahashi presents 25 double-page spreads, each with a photograph of the moon on the left side, and a corresponding photograph of the ocean on the right. The diptychs envelop us with water and sky and pays homage to the forces of nature that have inspired and influenced us since the beginning of time.


High Tide Wane Moon is printed in an edition of 1,000 and is available through Nazraeli Press or online from Photoeye.

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