January 2019

Aaron Graubart, Sal Henley and Alexander Breeze ‘Gyotaku’

Aaron Graubart, Food, Food Stylist, Sal Henley

RARE PHOTOGRAPHER Aaron Graubart

RARE STYLIST Sal Henley

PROPS STYLIST Alexander Breeze

Fishermen in Japan in the mid-nineteenth century knew how to have fun. Gyotaku is a kind of nature-printing method where fine rice paper is applied to the inked-up surface of a fish or other sea creature, first developed by Japanese fishermen to record their catch. Roughly along the same lines a brass rubbing, only fishier. This series of images was inspired by the traditional methods of gyotaku but with a very modern twist.

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