IN PRAISE OF BATHING SHADOWS

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The photograph ‘In Praise of Bathing Shadows’ is inspired by the aesthetic essays of the Japanese writer Jun’ichiro Tanizaki. Tanizaki compares light and darkness in the Japanese tradition to Western culture; a clash between the shadows of traditional Japan and the dazzling lights of the modern age. The West is seen as constantly in search of light and clarity while the subtle and understated forms of Eastern art and literature are seen by Tanizaki as an appreciation of shadow and subtlety, closely related to the traditional Japanese concept of sabi (‘the beauty of imperfection ‘). In addition to the contrast between light and dark, Tanizaki considers the layered tones of different shadows and their ability to reflect low-gloss materials such as gold, patina and cloudy crystals. He distinguishes between the values of gloss and gloss (model: Qian Zhao).

‘In Praise of Bathing Shadows’ is printed on 235 gsm Fujiflex paper and is available in two sizes.

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