Category Archives: Art

Surrealistic Photography

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Kusoku ze shiki

Ku soku ze shiki

I re-invented a new photographing technique. The technique is new in the digital domain but, in fact, the phenomenon itself was known since the early era of digital photography.

I don’t remember the name of the camera but I heard that digital cameras could not capture colours before the Bayer filter was invented so you had to take three shots—one for red, one for green and one for blue—and then they were merged into one photograph. However, if there was moving elements such as clouds, waves, cars, pedestrians, cats in the picture, you get unnatural colours.

Although people tried to avoid this effect to capture natural photographs, I thought it would be interesting to create such colours on purpose as a new way of artistic expression, and so I devised this technique. Let me tell you how to do it in details.

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In Search of Lost Space (Photo Exhibition)

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Yuga Kurita Photo Exhibition "In Search of Lost Space"

Yuga Kurita Photo Exhibition “In Search of Lost Space”

I’m having my third solo exhibition at Island Gallery in Tokyo. It is located near the Tokyo Station Yaesu Exit. Visit the gallery to see my works printed on the finest paper.  I’m at the gallery all the time during the period. See you at the gallery =)

Photo Exhibition “In Search of Lost Space”
Period: Feb 17, 2017 (FRI) – Feb 26 (SUN) 11:00AM–7:00PM
– No Admission Charge
– Open everyday during the period
Venue:  Island Gallery (MAP)
Address: Kyobashi 1-5-5 B1, Chuo-ward, Tokyo
Phone: 03-3517-2125


Supported by:
Maruman Co. LTD (Canson Infinity)
EIZO Corporation

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Fireflies

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Nikon D810A + AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR

Nikon D810A + AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR

On the 11th June, I visited the Pola Museum of Art. This museum was opened in 2002 but I hadn’t known its existence until a couple of months ago. Tsuneshi Suzuki had been the former president of the Pola Corporation, one of the Japanese cosmetics giants. He passed away in year 2000, and the museum inherited his collection of art and antiques.

The museum’s collection was impressive. I mean, it couldn’t be compared to the collections of the Metropolitan or the Louvre. But it was a very impressive collection for a private art museum in Japan. The museum had a good number of Western modern paintings such as Renoir and Monet and French Art Nouveau glassworks and oriental ceramics. I really liked the works by Emile Gallé and Daum Brothers.

I visited the museum on Saturday. Surprisingly enough, the place wasn’t too crowded. The most famous piece of art work housed in this museum is probably Girl in a Lace Hat by Renoir. Thankfully, I could ‘monopolise’ it for several minutes without being bothered or interfered by anyone. I personally prefer to keep some distance from a painting to see it as a whole but that simply wasn’t possible in crowded museums because someone would surely get in the way.

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Ganesha from Pushkar

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My second solo photo exhibition “Tales of Fuji | Voice of Nature” had ended on June 21, and I came back to the Fujisan area. I do exhibitions in summer every year. It feels like the summer solstice is the New Year’s day for me. I’m in the midst of the New Year holidays now. I briefly stop shooting Fujisan and am going to travel Hokkaido from tomorrow.

DSC03307Sony Alpha 7 + Canon New FD 50mm f/1.4 via a mount adapter

When I came back home from Tokyo, I received an order-made frame that I ordered before I went to Tokyo. I bought this frame to put in the handcraft painting of Ganesha, which I bought in Pushkar, India back in 1996. Since I was a backpacker and travelling for a long period of time, I usually didn’t buy anything that was absolutely necessary. But I ordered a team of Indian craftsmen in the town to create this for 4000 rupees.

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