Success Comes in Many Ways

January 20, 2011 § Leave a comment

Just back from Photo LA. On considering and reflecting on our success, a few thoughts on what it means to me:

…the ability for me to manifest my passion, as well as the passion of others through the making of 21st Editions/Legacy Editions books and show them in a great city like Los Angeles. « Read the rest of this entry »

Photo L.A.

January 11, 2011 § Leave a comment

As the 21st Editions/Legacy Editions team leaves for Photo L.A. in Los Angeles, amidst the changes in both the economy and the show itself, our excitement and enthusiasm for the show and for this new year continues to grow.

Accompanying me to Photo L.A. will be Pam Clark and Crissy Welzen, both of whom will be designing our booth (B-208) which will be found in the far left corner of the show.  Our strong optimism for 2011 has been underscored by a very strong response to the announcement of Yamamoto Masao, the first title in our new Prism monograph series of books, and the initial sales of it in the first week.  We have taken many orders from new and ongoing collectors, as well. Yamamoto and his work are clearly loved in the world of contemporary fine-art photography. « Read the rest of this entry »

21st Editions Announces YAMAMOTO MASAO

January 5, 2011 § 2 Comments

21st Editions is extremely pleased to announce the publication of YAMAMOTO MASAO, a celebration of the work of one of the world’s leading artists, a Japanese master whose photographs reflect centuries of aesthetic tradition and encapsulate the essence of Zen.

This publication inaugurates 21st Editions’ new Prism Series which consists of 280 boxed copies bound in a wrapped handmade paper.  The Prism book is accompanied by your choice of one of four signed platinum prints.  The prints are limited to an edition of 70, with only 50 copies of each version for sale.

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Yamamoto Masao | Publisher’s Note

January 5, 2011 § 1 Comment

Publisher’s Note:

Sunday, November 7, 2011:John Wood (my dear friend of twelve years, as well as editor and co-founder of 21ST Editions) and I leave about 8AM for Amtrack in Providence to greet and retrieve Yamamoto Masao, his wife Reiko, and his manager Seiko Uyeda. We’ve corresponded with Masao and Reiko with the generous help of Seiko translating for us, but this is our first meeting. The three appear at once together and recognize something about us. They are instantly delightful.

On the way back to Cape Cod, Seiko tells us of a story that Masao related on the train fromNew York to Providence.  For some reason, he met a Master of sorts, a man whose Japanese sword – a Stradivarius of swords, a work of art – meant a great deal to him. He insisted that Masao take it home with him to photograph and then send it back via UPS! Upon his next visit with the Master, and to Masao’s surprise, he told him that the sword’s energy revealed that Masao had a difficult time photographing it, which he did. « Read the rest of this entry »

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