Shinzo Fukuhara: Shiseido's patron of beauty

Art Nov 28, 2018

Shinzo Fukuhara: Shiseido's patron of beauty

by John L. Tran

As an artist, Shinzo Fukuhara may not be a household name, but his production of a photography magazine, founding of the Shiseido Gallery and writings on aesthetics were seminal to the development of art photography in Japan.

Diplomat spouse's top shot captures Japan in full bloom

National Oct 16, 2018

Diplomat spouse's top shot captures Japan in full bloom

by Aika Sato

An extreme close-up shot capturing a delicate sakura cherry blossom clothed in white floating on a tranquil surface of water won the Prince Takamado Memorial Prize in this year's version of the Japan Through Diplomats' Eyes annual photo competition. Without gaudy hue embellishing the bloom, ...

Mami Kosemura says it with flowers

Art Aug 14, 2018

Mami Kosemura says it with flowers

by John L. Tran

Where Flemish still-life painters combined fruit, vegetables and flowers that could not normally be picked in the same season, and portrayed them together in an imaginary, but highly realistic pictorial space, Kosemura uses contemporary tools to achieve the same with photographic detail.

Photography: A journey of passion and joy

People | 20 QUESTIONS Jul 28, 2018

Photography: A journey of passion and joy

by Mio Yamada

Name: Nico Perez Age: 31 Nationality: British/Spanish Occupation: Photographer/Visual artist: www.pereznico.com. Instagram: @n_perez_ Likes: Passion, light, color, the journey of life Dislikes: Negativity 1. Do you remember when you first picked up a camera? Actually I do. My dad bought me a small point-and-shoot film camera when I was probably ...

Pure Land Buddhism and the art of photography

Art Jul 5, 2018

Pure Land Buddhism and the art of photography

by Katherine Whatley

Follow the Sumida River southwest from Asakusa and you'll soon reach Kuramae, an old working-class neighborhood filled with small factories, wholesale shops and temples. The area is changing, though, with single origin coffee roasters and stores selling imported pottery sprouting up next to mom-and-pop ...