Sei by Yuriko Takagi
Published by Editions Xavier Barral (2014)
In this book, Japanese photographer Yuriko Takagi invites us on a journey into the heart of plant life, barely in bud, not yet perceptible to our senses. In Japanese, the word Sei is pronounced in the same way but offers a multitude of meanings: star, voice, blue, sex, energy, death, betrayal, peace of mind, purity. Yuriko Takagi opens up Pandora’s box as we discover her twenty-eight plant buds, photographed in close-up and in black-and-white, that sketch out a constellation of mysterious worlds, without ever relinquishing what they are.