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2017.5.26-6.14

加納典明 写真展「絶夜」Tenmei Kanoh "ZETSUYA"

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22年前にLiLiCoを撮った写真集がある。カラーとモノクロの、グラビアアイドル系とは一味違った悪くない写真だ。
その時に焼いたプリントがヴィンテージと云って良いのか残っていて、彼女にモノクロの写真集と個展をと話し快諾を受けた。写真を視ながら話している内に、今のLiLiCoを撮って欲しいとなり、新たに22年振りの撮影となった。
女性に限った事では無いが22年の歳月は、顔に躰に如実に時の移ろいを刻み、抗し難く夫々の為人を表す。誰にも若さの頂点と云う時が有るが、其の匂い立つ輝きは創って作れない魅力ゾーンを持っている。
若きLiLiCoの写真はとても、何故か如何してかヌードする姿態が澄んでいて綺麗だ。猥雑な感じは全く無い。
今回の撮影にあたり、時にプロレスにも参加するとかで躰作りには自信が有ると言っていたが、カメラの前に立ったLiLiCoはとても40代半ばとは思えない見事な姿だった。

この個展では22年前のヴィンテージプリントと、新たに撮影したモノクロ、カラーの作品を展示します。
また写真集「絶夜」(双葉社)を同時に刊行します。 —加納典明

I have taken and published pictures of LiLiCo 22 years ago as a photobook. They are in both color and monochrome and the shots were pretty good, different from typical ones taken of pinup girls.

There are prints that I have made from that time - not sure if I can call them “vintage” but they are great prints that have remained until today. I invited her to make another photobook in monochrome and possibly do an exhibition and she kindly agreed. While we were looking at the photographs together, LiLiCo requested me to photograph her once again after 22 years.

Certainly not only limited to women, 22 years’ transition of time would be clearly reflected on one’s face and body while one’s nature and temperament would also be unavoidably revealed. Everyone has their own best youthful time but LiLiCo in her current age emits a radiant atmosphere - an allure that cannot be deliberately produced.

Pictures of LiLiCo in her young days are beautiful and pure - somehow her nude figure did not feel bawdy at all. She mentioned how she is confident with her physical preparation for this second photoshoot as she sometimes participates in professional wrestling. Indeed, she looked so gorgeous in front of the camera that she doesn’t look like someone in 40s.

This exhibition includes vintage prints from 22 years ago as well as new works of her taken in monochrome and color. A photobook under the same title “ZETSUYA” will also be released under Futabasha. — Tenmei Kanoh

 


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