The Masterpiece. The legend. May be the best in my bird books collection.
To be honest, I really wanted this book, but didn’t think I would own it. I’ve been lucky, very lucky !!!
There are a few stories about the book : the depression after Fukase’s divorce, the stairs of Shinjuku, the disease…
Bye Fukase-san, you’ve published one of the best photobooks ever
Published 1986 by Harry N. Abrams, bought $55 + shipping at ABEbooks / Mister Rogers books. It’s a second edition.
I own this book. It took me a few months to get it. First I thought “I’ll buy it some day”, a few weeks later I tried to order it. I have ordered it 3 times to 3 different merchants. The 2 first ones - after a couple of months each - were out of stock.
When I received the package at my office, my colleagues looked at it, and I’ve seen how much this work is appreciated, not only for the big names photographed here. My colleagues are not photo fans, they never look at the books I receive. Except this one.
I’m not a Brigitte Bardot fan, not even Marilyn, but love these.
If you see this book somewhere, just buy it.