Shōji Ueda – fr. the series Genshi Yûkan (Illusion), 1987-92
The Japanese master photographer Shōji Ueda (1913-2000) was known as a ‘sedentary adventurer’, spending much of his life shooting the sand dunes right by his house. When he died, 5,000 unseen pictures came to light.
Every one is a stunning surprise, as a breathtaking new book reveals. It shows Ueda as a singular figure in Japanese photography, an artist who seems to have gone his own sweet way as if oblivious to the iconoclastic developments of the 1960s.