Inside this issue
Yuki Kamishima – Portrait of a Photographer
Revealing the abstract secrets of Japan
Matt Payne is a landscape photographer and mountain climber from Durango, Colorado. He’s the host of the weekly landscape photography podcast, “F-Stop Collaborate and Listen,” co-founder of the Nature First Photography Alliance, and co-founder of the Natural Landscape Photography Awards. He lives with his wife, Angela, his son Quinn, and his four cats, Juju, Chara, Arrow, and Vestal.
Lately, I have become acutely aware of the work of some excellent Japanese landscape photographers, including the focus of this week’s article, Yuki Kamishima. I’ve been trying to articulate what has drawn me to their work, forcing me to spend a great deal of time studying the work and engaging in thoughtful conversations with folks noticing the same work. Having not spent much time studying Japanese landscape photography, I feel that the “newness” of these Japanese landscape scenes is undoubtedly one factor in my newfound appreciation of these photographers; however, I think there’s much more going on here.