$500.00 | only one available - ships to US destinations only. Photographic Memories are beautiful, dreamlike images, carefully created and printed by Don Hong-Oai in a unique style of assembling several negatives, depicting delicate trees, boats, mountains, birds, evoking traditional motifs from a bygone area. He was perhaps the last - and most likely the best - of an extraordinary little branch of photography. Perhaps it should be called Chinese pictorials, after the artistic, often soft-focus style that came into vogue in the West in the late nineteenth century. Don's work is the product of a certain place and time, now past. It is a treasure of Chinese art. He was born in Canton, China in 1929, apprenticed in a photo studio in Vietnam and came to San Francisco's Chinatown in 1979 where he kept a small darkroom. Don passed away in June 2004. His work can be found in many collections.
"Don Hong-Oai's photographs portray a deep inner world where imagination thrives and dreams are created. His masterful craftsmanship creates a reality where anything is possible." (Michael Kenna, photographer)
First Edition, hardcover. Brown cloth-covered boards with debossed title on cover and spine. Out of print rare edition. Photographs by Don Hong-Oai. Edited by Ruth Silverman. 132 pages, 66 plates. 13 x 12-1/4 inches.
PUBLISHER: Custom & Limited Editions, 2000
EDITION: 1st Edition
CONDITION: Fine PRICE: $500.00