Sand Dune, 2017
Print sizes: 25.4 x 20.3 cm
Portfolio size: 20.6 x 25.8 x 0.8 cm
Shoji Ueda (1913-2000) was one of Japan’s most prominent modernist photographers and continues to be one of the nation’s most highly regarded. Working mostly in his home prefecture of Tottori, he frequently incorporated surrealist imagery into his photographs. He often used his wife and three children as subjects, with the local landscape of sand dunes as a backdrop.
The Collotype, invented in France approximately 150 years ago, stands as a pillar of quality and versatility in the history of photographic prints. Artists can achieve an enormous range of aesthetic possibilities with the help of highly-skilled master printers. This mini-portfolio was carefully hand-printed by the craftsmen of Benrido Atelier in Kyoto Japan.