Mystic Water / Geothermal. Kurita Keiko (Japan).
Photographs & text by Kurita Keiko
Design by Yumi Kohsaka, the Pleiades
Published in 2010 Japan by swimciel. Edition of 300 copies.
Printing and binding by Hakushido Co., Ltd.
In April 2009 Kurita Keiko was an artist in residence in Iceland. Iceland, the land of volcanos, snow, unexpected colours, blue lagoon, steams, lights. The atmosphere and colours of the place beautifully depicted in this photobook. The book shows two thermal water baths in the north of the country, Mývatn and Leirhnjúkur. The pictures of the first part, depict water reflecting different colours of blue, its mystery and structure, while the second part of focuses on the land around, bizzard volcanic oddities, smells.
I love the design and paper choice of this book. It feels very light and blue.
748 by Lilian Frogel (in French)