Zhu Mo╱BRIGHT, BRIGHT DAY
photography by Zhu Mo ／ 朱墨
Published by JZZP
Size: 250mm x 340mm x 10mm, 44 pages, 65 pictures, Clothbound Hardcover
Limited Edition: 500, numbered.
Published in May 2014
Zhu Mo’s “Bright, Bright Day” series was selected in the 2012 Three Shadows Photography Award and attended the First Beijing Photo Biennial. We chose large format for this photobook after trying many possibilities to make the papers as walls and the book as a space, bringing a subtle oriental feeling like Yūgen in each picture and between spreads. The English name of this photobook was quoted from the Polaroid book of Zhu Mo’s favorite Russian filmmaker Tarkovsky (and his film The Mirror‘s original script had the same title). The series trys to convey the same power from lights in darkness. The series also reminds me of a haiku poem in Akira Kurosawa’s memorial Something Like an Autobiography: “The quiet water from the source, became rip currents, at the falls from the high”.
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