This series of photographs documents the Japanese town of Izu Shimoda, a resort - fishing - farming community of about 35,000 people located three hours south of Tokyo. It represented for me the authentic Japan. It was not the hip ultra-urban Tokyo, nor the steeped in tradition Kyoto. These photographs taken in 1984, my only major black and white series, were shot with a 4X5 camera when I spent the better part of a year living in Shimoda and Tokyo. The work was exhibited in St. Paul and in Japan. Although not as well known as my large format color work, it is one of my favorite bodies of work. Vintage prints are silver gelatin prints 13X16. Archival digital pigment prints are also available at 17X22. A book of the images is available on Lulu for $25.00.
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