Saturday, February 2, 2008

Ikebana and Photography

A few years ago a dear friend suggested that my wife Baiko and I team up to produce a website gallery to exhibit her art, known as Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging. The result is Zen-Images. We invite you to take a look at our Ikebana galleries as well as a brief history of Ikebana and a short profile of Baiko.

An Ikebana creation is very transient like nature itself. While there are books by Japanese masters containing photographs of their work, no master has offered a collection of Ikebana works as fine art prints for wall decoration. We can because I am a professional photographer and nearly always available to capture and preserve the transience of Baiko's creations.

As both the camera lens and artificial light can distort a composition, I intentionally keep the photography as natural as possible to avoid imposing on the art. Baiko and I have learned to work together so that the essence of her artistic creations can be perfectly captured.

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