BONES Lloyd Kahn’s Discovery Photography by YASUTOMO EBISU

Lloyd Kahn’s Discovery

Lloyd Kahn is an American editor who has lived in Bolinas,
a small town within a few-hour drive from San Francisco, for many years.

In his place, a self-built main house, editing room, birdhouse
and other buildings are scattered over the large area.

When Yasutomo Ebisu, a Japanese photographer, visited the place,
a huge number of white animal bones caught his attention.

Kahn has picked those bones from the nearby forests and decorated his editing room.
The animal bones that Ebisu has discovered and recorded from the life of Lloyd Kahn

may have an extraordinary presence to attract us all
from the standpoint of fellow living beings.


Born in 1967 in Nagasaki, Japan. Under the influence of his fatherand grandfather
who ran a photo studio, he decided to study photography at Nihon University College of Art

and became an independent photographer after graduation.
In addition to his distinctive portrait works of local people he photographed while traveling US

and European countries, Ebisu has worked with a wide range of publications,
fashion brands and musicians. He won ADC Silver prize in 2011 and 2012 and APA Award in 2013

for his works on the advertising photos of Laforet Harajuku.