I recently discovered the incredible work of Toru Kasuya, a Japanese photographer who was named Grand Prize Winner of the 6th Annual Nikkei National Geographic Photo Prize. His work will be shown in NYC in June. See event details below.
In his artist’s statement he writes about his approach, “To convey these marvels, I adopted composition and expression techniques from ukiyo-e [a genre of Japanese woodblock art and painting, also known as ‘floating world’]. I am very much intrigued by this form of artistic expression unique to Japan, which had been developed before photography was invented.”
I particularly love Toru’s “Jewelry Box” gallery.
NYC Exhibition details: