Kozo Miyoshi

CAMERA

Apr 3 - Jun 1, 2002
Photo Gallery International

Kozo Miyoshi

CAMERA

Apr 3 - Jun 1, 2002
Photo Gallery International

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CAMERA
Photographer Kozo Miyoshi’s trips to meet his objects started with his first work “See Saw” in 1970’s, and continued through “Picture Show ” in 1987, “Conservatory “, 1989, “South West”, 1994 in Arizona, U.S., and “In the Road”, 1997.

 

In contrast to his traveling, he remains at some intervals in a same environment to watch a certain thing that is peculiar to it. In doing so he presented photographs of Japanese radishes raised privately as “Roots<Ne>” in 1990, and numerous giant cacti photographed in Arizona in a series called “Cacti” in 1994.

 

The camera is another object that he has contemplated close to him in his 30 years of photographing. Some of the cameras he has photographed are those he used in his school time, or given to him. Others are cameras he picked up at a garbage pit, or found in a dusty junk shop. More than half of them do not function, but they preserve dear shapes that have accompanied with him in most of his lifetime.

 

39 faces of such cameras photographed in B/W are being exhibited. They are enlarged several times on the 20 x 24 inches paper and focused on the lens, the eye of the camera.