Thursday, July 05, 2007

A meditative silence

Some very nice self portrait series by Kimiko Yoshida

...My primary reason for using monochromes is to express the infinity of time, timelessness. People are often surprised by the fact that I never use computers or filters to obtain a monochromatic effect. In a traditional color image, you can count the colors, it’s overly-talkative. A monochromatic image offers a meditative silence.
But as you move closer to my images, you discover details in them which sprout up from what appears to be a monochromatic, flat surface. That is why I cover my pictures in plexiglass, to capture the reflections of the people and the objects surrounding them...
from an interview by Barbara Oudiz - Eyemazing

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