Masahisa Fukase (1934-2012)

Solitude of Ravens Shibuya
Koen Dori, Shibuya, 1982
Masahisa Fukase Nayoro
Nayoro, 1976
Fukase Wakkanai
Wakkanai, 1977

Masahisa Fukase began the decade of work on The Solitude of Ravens (originally the photobook Karasu (Ravens) in Japan) after the dissolution of his marriage. Previously known for putting his wife at the center of his photography, his immersion in the environment and patterns of his native ravens resulted in a starkly beautiful, bleak and timeless collection of photographs.