HALF AWAKE AND HALF ASLEEP IN THE WATER by Asako Narahashi
Nazraeli Press, 2007 First edition, Unpaginated, 12" X 12 3/4" Hardcover
Second title selected by Martin Parr for Nazraeli as part of his " Edition of Ten". The photographs were made while the artist stood chest-deep in the ocean facing the shoreline; through them, she manages to extract the viewer’s mind from its surroundings, and one finally succumbs to the hallucinatory power of the ocean. In the words of esteemed photographic historian Kotaro Iizawa, “the feeling of being stranded, however, is strangely comforting.” Photographs included in ICP exhibition "Heavy Light: Recent Photographs and Video from Japan"