Eikoh Hosoe’s platinum prints of strikingly rendered forms and sensuous embraces resonate with potent
emotional power. This selection of classic images by Japan’s most revered photographer are united with
the words of 19th century French poet Charles Baudelaire, a major influence on Hosoe. Baudelaire’s
poems were said to have sent “a new shiver” through the art world, which is exactly what Eikoh Hosoe’s
photographs did a century later. Presented in a hand crafted binding, Hosoe’s images and Baudelaire’s
poems in a new translation by John Wood offer collectors an array of sensual and intellectual experiences.
Poems by Charles Baudelaire
Translated by John Wood
Afterword by Eikoh Hosoe
Edition of 65 numbered, 5 lettered, and 2 hors commerce copies
10 bound, plus 1 fully signed and free-standing, platinum prints
18" x 15"
Handcrafted in the United States