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Photographs by Boomoon.
Nazraeli Press, Portland, 2011. 44 pp., 33 duotone illustrations, 9
Selected as one of the
Best Books of 2011
'The winter sea that Boomoon photographed was so stormy it could just as well be called a sea of snow. The snow is constantly, imperceptibly, burying and sinking the landscape in a uniform whiteness. But the accumulating snow does not simply cover and hide the landscape, it strips away the cover of existing meaning that envelops the figure of nature. At times the windblown snow violently agitates the scene, but this agitation can also be seen having the same endpoint. The snow is making the landscape new.' – from the introduction by Shino Kuraishi. Our third monograph with the contemporary artist Boomoon presents a series of 33 photographs of a snowstorm where the sea meets the coast of Naksan. The series takes its name from a beach in northeast Korea that faces Japan. But the photographs construct an encounter for the beholders with themselves, wherever they may be, to reflect on the place they are in now, so the location is “nowhere.” Or, as was the case with Boomoon's previous book, On the Clouds, 'anywhere'.
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