Archives for posts tagged ‘japanese’

Tetsuo Kondo

Tetsuo Kondo Work from Cloudscapes. “Clouds are important elements of our atmosphere, framing outdoor space and filtering sunlight. They are the visible part of the terrestrial water cycle, carrying water— the source of life—from the oceans to the land. Clouds find balance within stable equilibria and naturally sustain themselves, embodying and releasing solar energy. The […]

Tsunehisa Kimura

Tsunehisa Kimura Work from Visual Scandals. “The artist—who passed away in 2008—was well-known for his startlingly realistic collages of urban scenes, often animated with a kind of end-of-the-world, scifi-inflected festivity. Impact craters in the centers of wrecked cities share chaotic page space with Dalí-esque visions of giant human breasts in the sky. Waterfalls scour sublime […]

Lyota Yagi

Lyota Yagi Work from his oeuvre. “Appearing from out of the darkness, Lyota Yagi opens a small box and takes out a number of remote controls – those everyday items that one uses to operate household appliances from a distance. When he moves the arm which is holding a remote, while also holding down a […]

Tokihiro Sato

Tokihiro Sato Work from Trees and his oeuvre. There is a lecture this afternoon by Sato @ Indiana University in Bloomington, IN in conjunction with The Center for Integrative Photographic Studies. Trees is currently showing at Haines Gallery in San Francisco. “Tokihiro Sato’s images of the stately trunks of Japanese beech trees amid the undergrowth […]

Shigeru Takato

Shigeru Takato Work from Our Elusive Cosmos. “These are photographs of landscapes on Earth relating to the exploration of space and our cosmos. These relations could be scientific, mythological, factual, or religious. We often analyse, philosophise and romanticise our cosmos. Our knowledge of it is limited and much remains unknown and a mystery. In the […]

Daito Manabe

Daito Manabe Work from his YouTube Channel. “Redefining the existent media and technologies from unique angles, he has been active in various fields, such as art, design, and even research and development. He produces sounds, images, and light by analyzing and transforming numerical values gained from various sensors and input devices. He is internationally active […]

Lieko Shiga

Lieko Shiga Work from Lilly. “Her stunningly eerie images from the series Lilly manages to create an unreal sensation of being in viewers. Drawing inspiration from paranormal photographs popular in the early days of photography, Lieko shot these images of residents staying in a block of council flats in East London, where she was pursuing […]

Wakaba Noda

Wakaba Noda Work from Blink and Making a Map. “The above work is taken from Noda’s “Blink”, a series of diptychs. This series was given an honorable mention by famed critic Kotaro Iizawa at the 2006 Canon “New Cosmos of Photography” competition. About this work, Noda says that she “tried to make the physical body […]

Osamu James Nakagawa

Osamu James Nakgawa Work from Banta. “In Okinawa, the precipitous cliffs that fall hundreds of feet to the ocean below are called banta. For years I have carried with me a vivid memory of the first time I stood atop these cliffs—a memory of beauty in the endless blue expanse of sea and sky intensified […]

Hiroshi Sugimoto

Hiroshi Sugimoto Work from Lightning Fields (also check out all of his work if you haven’t seen it before). “The word electricity is thought to derive from the ancient Greek elektron, meaning “amber.” When subject to friction, materials such as amber and fur produce an effect that we now know as static electricity. Related phenomena […]