Young Lady Nude (36 Sheets of Color)MATSUSHIMA, Susumu
Tokyo: KK Sansei Shinsa. 1968.
Folio sized red cloth clamshell box with gilt-stamped titles to upper cover. Containing a 16 page booklet (text in Japanese) and thirty six colour prints (37x29cm), all numbered on verso. Also a paper obi and card. All near fine with only very minor wear to the tips of the corners. Box is near fine with only very minor rubbing to extremities. All contained in a stapled, corrugated card slipcase (400x300mm) with red printed titles to top. The slipcase has some abrasions and there is a split one-third along the bottom edge. This is a rare collection in very good condition.
Susumu Matsushima was a photographer most noted for his portrait, fashion and nude work. He was born in 1913 in Tokyo and after graduating he joined Jiji Shinpo-Sa (the news service) but later moved to Nikkatsu Japan’s oldest film studio) where he worked as a photographer focusing mainly on female portraiture which he submitted to Photo Times and other photographic magazines. After WWII, Matsushima went freelance and in 1948 he created the group Shashinka Shudan with Fujio Matsugi, Sankichi Ozaki and others. He was an honorary member of the Japanese Professional Photographers Society and the Japan Photographers Association.