Art Out: Yojiro Imasaka – Trade Winds
MIYAKO YOSHINAGA is pleased to present Trade Winds, a solo exhibition of photographic works by Yojiro Imasaka. Unfolding over the course of several stays on the island of O‘ahu, Yojiro Imasaka’s newest series, Trade Winds, captures a vision of Hawai‘i far removed from its postcard-perfect beaches. His photographs instead transport us to a pristine and seemingly untouched landscape, where the crispness of each leaf, frond, and branch is punctuated by moments of blurry focus, a result of the wind that inhabits the forest. These “trade winds” gently course through every corner of the island and drive its climate for the majority of the year – temperature, air quality, even ocean currents abide by their presence or absence. Imasaka reflects: “When I visit Hawai‘i and observe the coexistence of human development and everlasting nature, I start to wonder how the winds shaped the very islands and their history. I venture deeper and deeper into nature, searching for the original landscape of this land. Every time the wind touches me, my mind drifts with it back in time. Using my large format film camera and a slow shutter speed, I seek to capture the wind that has shaped the entire history of the island of O‘ahu.” For more information click here.
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