Hiroki Inoue - Photographs London Wednesday, May 15, 2019 | Phillips
  • Literature

    H. Inoue, 'Fox Chase', National Geogrpahic Japan, Issue 23, Vol. 5, May 2017, pp. 15-16

  • Catalogue Essay

    This photograph of two red foxes racing across the snowy landscape in Hokkaidō, Japan won Hiroki Inoue the 2016 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Award. While driving along the snow-covered wheat field in Biei, Hokkaidō, Inoue unexpectedly heard the barking of foxes through his open window. He quickly parked his car, set up his camera and photographed the wild foxes whose voices seem to echo, ‘Wherever you go, I will follow!’ The beautiful pinkish hue of the sky is a natural phenomenon caused by the light lingering in the eastern sky immediately following sunset. Using the stunning landscape of his homeland as his starting point, Inoue seeks to appreciate and capture those brief, unpredictable encounters with the elusive foxes – richly symbolic animals within Japanese folklore. His works have been widely exhibited in Japan, and in 2017, National Geographic published his first photobook Follow Me, featuring his photographs of Hokkaidō’s wild foxes in winter.



Fox Chase: Wherever you go, I will follow!

Chromogenic print, flush-mounted.
Image: 109.5 x 169.5 cm (43 1/8 x 66 3/4 in.)
Frame: 124 x 184.5 cm (48 7/8 x 72 5/8 in.)

Signed, titled, dated and numbered AP 1/3 in ink in the margin. Accompanied by a signed Certificate of Authenticity.

This work is AP1 from the sold-out edition of 3 + 3 APs. This image is sold out in all sizes and editions.

£5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for £27,500

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London Auction 16 May 2019