Thursday, July 22, 2010

Tobari Yoshihiko (戸張良彦) Exhibition at Shibata Etsuko Gallery (柴田悦子画廊)

This photo exhibition (2010/07/18-27) of pictures taken in Hokkaido by Tobari Yoshihiko (戸張良彦) at Shibata Etsuko Gallery (柴田悦子画廊) consisted of many fine photographs, highlighting the best aspects of photography, such as a brief moment of dramatic mountains, sky and lowering dark clouds (which changed soon after the picture was taken).  As a painting, you would doubt it, but in the photograph you sense it was a rare scene that, fortunately for the photographer - and you - the photographer was able to record.

In the set of blue photos on the promotional card (similarly displayed at the exhibition), the photographer spent many cold days taking macro photos of ice - with the light from clear skies providing the blue.  Again - as you study the pictures, you feel a sense of wonder at how amazing reality can be, and a sense of appreciation for the photographer/artist discovering these beautiful pieces of reality - ones you would otherwise likely never have been able to see and enjoy.

Lyle (Hiroshi) Saxon

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