Kosen by John Davies
Documenting the five years it takes to become a geisha, John Davies made repeated visits to Kyoto to shoot Kosen from the age of 15 to 20, as she completed her Maiko. The result is a stunning collection of images, exquisitely presented in this book. Working with top designers, Davies used an ‘exposed’ binding to reference traditional Japanese ‘sewn’ book binding techniques. Pleasingly, this style of binding allows every spread to open and lie completely flat.