SMELL OF TIGER PRECEDES TIGER
DECEMBER, 2012 | 244 pages | 250 x 200 mm | 118 colour and black & white plates | Clothbound hardcover with two tipped-in photographs
"Smell of tiger precedes tiger" is an existentialist travelogue. André Príncipe travelled from Lisbon to Tokyo by land and by sea, with a desire to escape, to go places far away. The initial feelings of uneasiness and alienation fade as empty bars and hotel rooms give place to windows of trains and the vastness of the desert, and return as we approach the Asian big cities. The strongly cinematic sequence was designed to be read from right to left as well as from left to right, expressing the circular aspect of the journey.
映画作家・写真家そしてPierre von Kleist Editionsの創始者でもあるAndre Principeの自身4冊目となる写真集。どこか遠くへ逃げ出したい衝動と共に、陸路や海路を経てポルトガル・リスボンから東京までの旅を記録した実存主義者のトラベログ。