Kurayami - Masao Yamamoto

In Darkness, The Light
Yamamoto, Masao, 2023
Kurayami - Masao Yamamoto: In Darkness, The Light
Publisher: IIKKI
Dimensions: 248 x 257 mm
Pages: 96
ISBN-13: 978-2-9586157-0-3
€ 45.29

Following their first photobook “Sasanami” from September 2020, photographer Masao Yamamoto and musician Akira Uchida continue their collaboration with “Kurayami”, initiated by French publishing house Iikki.

Yamamoto’s photographs capture sights and events from the natural world – back-lit flowers, a single cloud in the sky, the sea at night, a tree at night against the stars, three sleeping ducks, the barely visible shape of a mountain behind fog – with unparalleled admiration, poetry and an eye for beauty. While the simplicity of his compositions invite the reader to get lost in single pictures, when viewed in sequence the photographs build towards a bigger picture, towards a heightened awareness of the world’s richness.

Akira Uchida once again provides a soundtrack of atmospheric melodies which heighten the primordial and ephemeral aspects of Yamamoto’s images.

Each copy of the book includes a coupon for a free download of the music.


first edition

limited edition of 2000 copies


stock number: NB531

of 354