Photobooks at the Griffin

Yesterday, Naomi and I were at the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA. We joined around 20 independent and self publishers for a celebration of creativity and vision. It was very gratifying to meet such a lively and engaged community. This was the first time we participated in such an event—we had a great time. We would like to thank all those that stopped and talked with us. Click on the image for a larger view.

Photobook Showcase

We have just received copies of our new book Tsukiji: Tokyo Fish Market Suite. It is a small 48 page book with 40 images documenting a day at the world’s largest fish market in Tokyo. The Tokyo metropolitan government has had long-term plans to close this market and this book is my homage to this place. The book will debut at the Griffin Museum of Photography during their Photobook Showcase this Sunday and we will have more about this title at Hakusan Creation soon.

The Griffin Museum of Photography will be hosting events around publishing and the photo book on March 26th. From 10 am to 1 pm, Viginia Swanson will be hosting To Be Published, or Self Publish? From 2 pm to 4 pm, self-publishers, including us, will be showing their work during the Photobook Showcase. We hope to see you there.

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Photobook Showcase

The Griffin Museum of Photography will be hosting events around publishing and the photo book on March 26th. From 10 am to 1 pm, Viginia Swanson will be hosting To Be Published, or Self Publish? From 2 pm to 4 pm, self-publishers, including us, will be showing their work during the Photobook Showcase. We will have copies of our latest book Tsukiji: Tokyo Fish Market Suite available. We hope to see you there.

Art Meets Science

exhibition_art_meets_scienceI have a photograph in the MDI Biological Laboratory’s Art Meets Science exhibition that is running from June 20th to September 30th. This is coinciding with the centenary of the founding of Acadia National Park. If you are visiting Mt. Desert Island this summer, stop by this remarkable scientific and educational facility. More on the exhibition and MDI Biological Laboratory can be found here.

Photobook 2015

life_in_maine_photobook_2015Photobook 2015 opened in the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA, last night. The exhibition runs until March 6th. The exhibition was in partnership with the Davis Orton Gallery in Hudson, NY. The books in the exhibition can be viewed online. Along with the self-published books (including mine), there are a couple of other exhibitions of photographs on display. The museum and the town of Winchester are well worth a visit. Click on the image for a larger view.

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Hakusan Creation News

earth_water_fire_wind_emptiness_booksThe Davis Orton Gallery in Hudson, New York and the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, Massachusetts have selected Earth, Water, Fire, Wind, Emptiness for their Photobook 2015 show. The book will be at the Griffin Museum of Photography from January 16th to March 9th, 2016. Naturally, we are very pleased. We will post more about the event soon.

Also, images from Earth, Water, Fire, Wind, Emptiness have been featured on New Landscape Photography. The blog is run by Willson Cummer and shows work by photographers around the world.

Kennebec Land Trust 25th Anniversary Exhibition

exhibits_kenneben_land_traust_25th_anniversaryThe Kennebec Land Trust is celebrating their 25th anniversary with an exhibition at the Harlow Gallery in Hallowell, Maine. I was honored to have one of my images selected for the show. Many of the Kennebec Land Trust properties offer recreational trails for the public. My submission was taken at the Small-Burnham Conservation Area in Litchfield, Maine. The exhibition runs until November 1st. Click on the images for a larger view.exhibits_kenneben_land_traust_25th_anniversary_2

Art2014

exhibits_art2014I was honored this week by having one of my photographs included in Art2014 at the Harlow Gallery in Hallowell, Maine. The show is a wonderfully eclectic collection of 32 artworks from 25 Maine artists. The award ceremony was led by the juror Andy Verzosa (center) of Aucocisco Galleries in Portland, Maine. The show runs until the end of May.
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Carmen Elisabeth Puchianu—Translations Poetry Festival

translations_2011_poets-8This is one of a series of portraits I did for Translation: Bates International Poetry Festival, 2011. Carmen Elisabeth Puchianu is a wonderful poet from Romania. Her dynamic reading and humor were captivating. You can see her performance at the Translations website as well as the performances from the other seven poets that appeared. An iBook of the festival for the iPad can be downloaded here: Translations – Claudia Aburto Guzmán & William Ash. A pdf version of the book is on the Translations website. Click on the image for a lager view.

Welcome to Hakusan Creation

Welcome to the blog site of Hakusan Creation. We are an artist-run publisher exploring electronic publishing. The site is run by the photographer and designer William Ash and the writer and poet Naomi Otsubo. We hope you will find our work interesting. Welcome.
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Hakusan, represented by the two Japanese characters in our logo, means “white mountain.” This comes from the name of a shrine in Tokyo where we were married. Hakusan is a sacred mountain in Japan.