The Persimmon’s Fruit by Nat Urazmetova

Published by Cygnnet (2016)
120 Pages, 17 x 24 cm, Hardcover, Edition of 250

The Persimmon’s Fruit is an intimate photographic essay by Nat Urazmetova. Depicting the author’s journey to Japan, it seeks new sensibilities and subtle connections that unfold when imagery and poetry come together in book format.

Documentary yet also introspective, the photographs in the book seize and transmit concealed rhythms and delicate emotions. There is tenderness found amongst the grandeur and geometry of cityscapes and elegance seen in haphazard encounters. Details which often pass unnoticed are what stimulate the author’s gaze the most, and the poetic verses deepen the emerging narratives far beyond the merely visual.

The Persimmon’s Fruit is an assemblage of the subjective observations about the essence of Japanese culture, together creating a poetic story that enfolds both the stillness of a photographic image and the transitory, time-warping nature of cinema.

Rather than attempt to arrive at something descriptive and concrete, the book instead trails an elusive atmosphere, accentuating the beauty in imperfections and incompleteness through light and shadow, contours and fragments, whispers and feelings.