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Silent Respiration of Forests (2005-2011)
In Japan 70 percent of the land is covered by mountains and forests. That possibly explains the intimate bond that he has with the landscape, Takeshi Shikama notes. The photographer has the sense that the woods are calling him in a telepathic manner – a feeling that he never had during the decades that he lived in the megalopolis of Tokyo. His work reflects this new and mysterious relation.
Takeshi Shikama (Japan, 1948) already had a long career in the world of design behind his back when he shifted his interest to photography in 2002. In 2007 he published his first photo series: Mori no Hida – Silent Respiration of Forests. That project became the start of what Shikama calls his life’s work: a photographic investigation of nature. He shoots with large format cameras, and experimented with printing on handmade Japanese gampi paper.
Price EUR 15,00