68th Street by Yoshihiko Ueda
Presenting a beautiful fusion of light and shadows, Yoshihiko Ueda captures the fundamental elements of photography in his new monograph, 68TH STREET. United Vagabonds honorably invites world-class art director, Fabien Baron to join us to create a monolith work of our generation. Limited edition of 1,000 copies released in April 2018.
Chasing after light reflected on paper and its shadows in a small apartment located on 68th Street in New York and transforming that moment onto monochrome photographic paper, Ueda’s new work shows the indispensable relationship between him and photography, photography and light, light and shadows. After completing the series, Ueda reached out to Fabien Baron, to help him to perform the trajectory of light onto another paper canvas, in the form of a book.
68TH STREET is designed by a New York-based art director Fabien Baron, best known for his iconic campaigns for Calvin Klein, Giorgio Armani and most recently, Dior. Baron is also the creative director for Interview magazine, which he amplified his influence as top runner art director in the fashion industry. Baron is driven by the pursuit of perfection where he designed this photography book as piece of art.
Editor is Masa Sugatsuke, who has also edited Ueda’s A Life with Camera, and worked on photography books for Kishin Shinoyama, Daido Moriyama, Mark Borthwick, Jeff Burton and others. In 2017, Masa published Anna by Yelena Yemchuk. 68TH STREET is published under United Vagabonds, an independent art book publisher led by Sugatsuke.
Printed and bound by SunM Color, best known for art publications and its 1000 dpi high resolution (3 times higher than standard) printing.
Photographer / Professor at Tama Art University
Born in 1957 in Hyogo Prefecture. Ueda began his career as a professional photography since he was 24. Ueda is an internationally acclaimed photographer, and the photos transcend different boundaries: portrait, still life, landscape, architect and performance. His commercial work includes campaigns for Hermès and he also has a long-term collaboration with Muji. In 2015, Ueda published a photography book A Life with Camera that gathers his 30 years of his own work.
Quinault 1993 is one of Ueda’s representative works, where he photographed the sacred Native American forest of Quinault. In 2017, Ueda published Forest 1989-2017, which consists photographs taken over a 30-year span at Quinault, and as well as Yakushima and Kasuga forest. In 2014, he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from Photographic Society of Japan.
One of fashion's most illustrious creative directors, Fabien Baron (with his agency Baron & Baron, founded in 1990) is the genius behind many of the industry's most iconic images. Has worked with Interview Magazine, Barney's, Vogue Italia, Harper's Bazaar, Arena Homme Plus, Vogue Paris, and others in the role of art director/creative director or editor in chief (at Arena). In addition to heading hiseponymous agency, Fabien also currently is the editorial director at Interview
Title: 68TH STREET
Author / Photographer: Yoshihiko Ueda
Art Director: Fabien Baron
Editor: Masa Sugatsuke
Details: 360mm x 254mm x 23mm / hard cover / foil stamp emboss / French-fold binding / 140 pages / 1000 dpi high resolution / bilingual text
Price: 10,000 yen + tax
Publication: United Vagabonds
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Released in Japan in May, and in the USA and Europe in summer / autumn 2018.