These photographic images of Japan, both in silver gelatin and hand-coated platinum prints depict Japanese design elements and rural landscapes. They are straightforward allegories found in quiet moments recorded with large format view cameras and black and white film.
I discovered great beauty in Japan that despite the large and crowed cities and fast pace of life was only minutes away in the countryside. I continued to roam this rural setting until my departure for Hawaii in 2008. By traveling countless rural and mountain roads I discovered and captured the ancient architecture, beautiful scenery and gardens that are truly unique to this country. I was drawn also to the clean and proportional lines found in Japanese woodworking, structures and traditions. It was a very unique and rewarding time for me and allowed me the opportunity to renew my photographic skills.
Technical Data: Camera; Tachihara 4 X 5 Wood Field View;
Film: Ilford Fp4, Bergger 200,
Developer: PyroCat HD with a JOBO Rotary Processor
Metering: Pentax Digital Spotmeter, Modified by Zone VI