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Son of a Bit
Yasuhiko Uchihara

Son of a Bit Yasuhiko Uchihara

Son of a Bit Yasuhiko UchiharaSon of a Bit
Yasuhiko Uchihara
Seigensha Art Publishing
Japanese and English


128 pages
210 x 295 mm
ISBN 9784861521294



A proponent of digital photography, Uchihara is in the daily habit of taking several hundred images a day, some of which automatically are loaded onto his website. Some of them appear here, and were taken on his travels through such places as Tokyo, the Klong Toey slum in Bangkok, and during rest in his hotel room. The smallest detail is just as relevant as a field of rotting apples or the bustling activity found on a street, all captured in full-page vibrant colour and with a casual eye for order, chaos, life and death.

Recently selected as one of Martin Parr’s 30 best books of the decade.

About the Artist
Born in Kochi Prefecture in 1965. Studied at the Design Department, Tokyo Zokei University. Employs various techniques such as painting, collage, drawing, computer graphics, and digital photography. Awarded the grand prize of Epson Color Imaging Contest in 2002. He is currently working as a freelance photographer.(At the time of 2003)
2003 Received an Excellence Award at the 26th New Cosmos of Photography (selected by Daido Moriyama) and won the Grand Prize at the New Cosmos of Photography 2003 Exhibition.

About the Publisher
Seigensha Art Publishing based in Japan publish a variety of art books, including contemporary art and photography books.

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