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HIROMIX. Girls Blue (1996)

HIROMIX. Girls Blue. Tokyo : Rockin'On, 1996. First ed. & pr. — AVAILABLE: see STOCKLIST for pricing

Description — In-8° (24 x 16,5 x 1 cm), (126) p., 550 g.
Pict. softcover with fold-out flaps, pict. dj that unfolds into 2 mini-posters (recto-verso), obi, color pictures. Afterword by HIROMIX in English and Japanese.
Couv. souple ill. à rabats dépliants, jaquette ill. qui de déplie en deux mini-affiches (recto-verso), bandeau éditeur, photographies coul. Postface par HIROMIX en anglais et japonais.

État / Condition — Cf. STOCKLIST

Remarques & avis / ReviewGirls Blue est la fantastique entrée en photographie de HIROMIX après avoir remporté le 11ème prix Canon New Cosmos of Photography / prix ARAKI en 1995, conseillée par HOMMA Takashi, qui généra un véritable engouement auprès des jeunes filles japonaises pour le photo-journal intime — de très bons clichés très colorés et désinvoltes, pleins de jeunesse, très Seventies dans l'esprit, portraits des amis de lycée, sorties, choses de tous les jours, et ces superbes auto-portraits, y compris celui au revers de la jaquette, où elle pose seins nus.

Girls Blue is HIROMIX's fantastic entrance in photography after she won the 11th Canon New Cosmos of Photography Award / ARAKI Award in 1995, advised by Takashi HOMMA, which generated a real frenzy among young Japanese girls for photo-diary — very fine shots, casual and colorful, full of youth, very Seventies in the spirit, portraits of highschool friends, outings, everyday stuff, and theses superb self-portraits, including that on the reverse of the dustjacket, where she poses topless.

Divers / Misc. — Later printings have spine-strip title in pink, and not blue. The publisher's bellyband is also in pink, and narrower. / Les tirages postérieurs portent titre de dos en rose, et non bleu. Le bandeau éditeur est également en rose, et plus étroit.

"Photography is the only place where I can express all what I feel and think in my everyday life. It would not be understood by grown-ups or kids — only we can see what it is." (HIROMIX, postface)

Ref : PARR BADGER, The Photobook I, 311.

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