Haruka Fujita – Torikumo
‘Torikumo’ is an ambitious work where photographer Haruka Fujita captures the landscapes of her hometown Tohoku, portraying the traditional themes of natural beauty in Japanese aesthetics. Using images of sliding screens gilded with gold and silver leaf as a base, she then layered other images on top, incorporating the characteristic of blank spaces in sliding screen paintings. Containing nuances in contrast and textures, each piece was created on-the-spot and hand-printed by Fujita in the darkroom. This unique book is bound in an accordion style with all pages are connected to each other, similar to a picture scroll that is also a traditional Japanese art form.
|72 p, ills colour, 15 x 19 cm, hb, English|