Tangerine Gifts
by David Grant Best
and Brooks Jensen



plus shipping and handling

An 18-print folio of rural Japan

In 1990, David Grant Best and Brooks Jensen photographed in the northern region of rural Japan known as Tohoku. From their experiences and photography during that trip, they produced in 1992 a handmade artist’s book called Tangerine Gifts.

Now, using recently rediscovered original letterpress text signatures, this LensWork Special Editions folio recreates Tangerine Gifts in the new “folio format.” As a folio, eighteen of the best images from this trip to Tohoku have been selected for this reissue, produced from new scans of the original negatives.

After the first 80 folios with the letterpress text signatures are sold, additional folios will be made with the text printed in a folded inkjet signature.

18 Individual Prints

  • Folio is 8x10½"
  • Images are approx. 7x9"
  • Printed on Harman Glossy FB AL
  • Epson Ultrachrome K3 pigment inks
  • Embossed, die-cut art paper enclosure with letterpress inset title


Sequentially numbered, open edition
Limited special letterpress text sheets

  • Three letterpress text sheets with a story from the trip
  • Embossed art paper enclosure


Here is a Lightroom gallery with all images in this folio