Color Abstract Photography
Produced in Japan, Akihiko got a MFA in photography from Rochester Institute of Technology after using a leave of absence as a PhD student in computer engineering at Carnegie Mellon University to pursue art. Akihiko is an Associate Professor of photography and digital media at Reed university. His work was displayed commonly including Portland, New York, l . a ., Rochester, Pittsburgh, and Toronto. He was named the International Award Winner of Fellowship 12 during the silver-eye Center for photographer in Pittsburgh PA and finalist the Aperture Portfolio reward in 2013. Akihiko obtained a Hallie Ford Fellowship in 2012.
The pictures included listed below are of mirrors, paper and tape frequently followed the top of mirror or even to the hood of this lens taken with a large format camera while they make an effort to unpack the structural mechanics of photographic representation. Whilst pictures allude to formal abstraction with various shapes and colors, the photographic nature for the images are emphasized once the image airplane is selectively focused and blurred by using level of industry. The typically referencelessness nature of abstraction is contradicted because of the existence of min details captured by the use of a large format digital camera including dust and scratch marks found on the area associated with the mirror or the texture of the tapes utilized which makes the images photographically real and nearly sculptural.
These images have a duality (and stress) of being at the same time abstract and photographically genuine. More, as with many of my other works the photographs expresses my fascination with the result of digital technology in photography as well as its visual. For example the chosen red, green, and blue tape is dependent on the 3 primary colors that constitute a pixel. From a far the tapes can be seen while the pixels glowing on the computer display screen. As the photos are produced utilizing primarily traditional photographic techniques, they reference the brand new visual that seems to be growing as a result of the usage electronic tools and technologies. Seen in this framework, by constantly including just the silhouette of professional photographer together with his camera, the photos remind the audiences of the presence/absence of this producer/author and method when the photos were constructed and bring forth the complex problems with respect to authorship in the digital globe.
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