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27.09.2011

 

The near religious experience of being in the presence of the graceful Sumo - SUMO by Craig McDean

"In 1993 I lived in Japan for a year. Through a friend I had the uncommon access to the world of the Sumo wrestler. I began to visit the Dohyo every morning around five, the start of the Sumo practice. I entered their world and eventually befriended many of the wrestlers..... In the beginning, I was just visiting and taking photographs from a distance.....

Now, almost twenty years later, I began looking at the photographs again and seeing this body of work in a completely different way. The fluidity and abstraction of these enormous and graceful bodies in motion has inspired me all over again.

They remind me of the near religious experience of being in the presence of the graceful Sumo.” Craig Thomas McDean

Craig McDean’s SUMO book has just been published as a very limited print run – and we are also absolutely convinced it will be sold out in no time, so we wanted to take time to bow down to it:


Sumo - Craig McDean
23 X 16.5 cm
Foreword Gene Krell
Edited by Emma Reeves

Limited Edition of 250
Published September 12, 2011

Craig Mc Dean "Sumo" Courtesy Craig Mc Dean and Mörel

Craig Mc Dean "Sumo" Courtesy Craig Mc Dean and Mörel

Craig Mc Dean "Sumo" Courtesy Craig Mc Dean and Mörel

Craig Mc Dean "Sumo" Courtesy Craig Mc Dean and Mörel

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Craig Mc Dean "Sumo" Courtesy Craig Mc Dean and Mörel

Craig Mc Dean "Sumo" Courtesy Craig Mc Dean and Mörel

Craig Mc Dean "Sumo" Courtesy Craig Mc Dean and Mörel

Craig Mc Dean "Sumo" Courtesy Craig Mc Dean and Mörel

Craig Mc Dean "Sumo" Courtesy Craig Mc Dean and Mörel

Craig Mc Dean "Sumo" Courtesy Craig Mc Dean and Mörel

Craig Mc Dean "Sumo" Courtesy Craig Mc Dean and Mörel

Craig Mc Dean "Sumo" Courtesy Craig Mc Dean and Mörel

Craig Mc Dean "Sumo" Courtesy Craig Mc Dean and Mörel

Craig Mc Dean "Sumo" Courtesy Craig Mc Dean and Mörel