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Ipy Girl Ipy - Tad Wakamatsu


Ipy Girl Ipy.
First edition photobook (28 x 21.5 cm). 136pp b&w photographic plates in photographic wraps.
Tokyo: Heibon sha, 1970.

Some foxing on the interior and lacking the original obi. The middle section printed on vellum-like paper is yellowed at the edges.

Incredible photo essay documenting a surreal road trip taken by Tad Wakamatsu and the actress Haruko Wanibuchi across the US and to a remote fishing village in Portugal. Wanibuchi is shot with bikers and hippies as well as posing for a series of nudes in the subways of New York. The middle section comprises a striking collection of studio nudes with 16 shots printed on transparent paper.

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