Japanese photographer Yusaku Aoki‘s Night Tales is the sixth in a quarterly series of books by Libraryman. Drawing inspiration from Korean filmmaker Kim Ki-Duk’s seminal work Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring in which different actors, for each season, play the same character who is abandoned on a lake next to a floating monastery. The film specifically focuses on the shifting nature of the seasons and its effects on the protagonist’s fosterage. The books take their lead from the film in that simple and profound ideas, human passions and spirituality can be perceived differently, depending on the season.
Seasons Series is a quarterly book series, in which a group of artists is brought together under one vision with a focus on each artist’s singular way of seeing. Each of the books focuses on differing subjects and each monograph showcases the artist’s unique approach to photography. Aoki’s Night Tales is available here.