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Zen Sekizawa: Taking Inspiration from Swiss Photobooks

May 31, 2017

By Rebecca Robertson

© Lars Müller Publishers, Baden and Fotostiftung Schweiz, Winterthur

The cover of Swiss Photobooks from 1927 to the Present: A Different History of Photography. Zen Sekizawa loves the “industrial nature and the lack of ornamentation” in Swiss design. Those qualities were a “jumping off point” for her own printed promo piece. Click to see more from the book that inspired her.

When we asked L.A.-based fashion photographer Zen Sekizawa about designing her recent printed promo, she said she wanted to produce something that conveyed the particular flavor of her work—airy, personal and unexpected. (See the story here.) For Sekizawa, equally as important as the images she used was the design of the piece. “I think form is really important—I mean, both...

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