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Depicting the Duality of Digital Abstraction in Physical Space (Akihiko Miyoshi: Abstract Photographs)
Miyoshi has an interesting style of photography that can be confusing at first glance. After reading what he has to say about his imagery and reviewing his images again, I grew a greater appreciation for his work. Here is what Miyoshi has to say about his work "Abstract Photographs": "The photographs included here are of mirrors, paper and tape often adhered to the surface of the mirror or to the hood of the lens taken with a large format camera as they attempt to unpack the structural mechanics of photographic representation. These images have a duality (and tension) of being simultaneously abstract and photographically real. Further, as with many of my other works the photographs expresses my interest in the effect of digital technology in photography and its aesthetic. For example the choice of red, green, and blue tape is based on the three primary colors that constitute a pixel. From a far the tapes can be seen as the pixels glowing on the computer screen. While the images are made using primarily traditional photographic methods, they reference the new aesthetic that seems to be emerging as a result of the use of digital tools and technologies. Seen in this context, by always including only the silhouette of the photographer with his camera, the images remind the viewers of the presence/absence of the producer/author and the method in which the images were constructed and bring forth the complex issues regarding authorship in the digital world."
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This series is one of my favorites that you've posted in the collection thus far. It's really got an interesting aesthetic.
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