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 Masao Yamamoto 사진











Small prints with indistinct borders that are sometimes worn away, like old photos aged by time, but which form a net contrast with their refined, sharp content. Viewers come closer to discover the subject of these photographic miniatures and remain amazed by the print's clarity.
Masao Yamamoto's photos have always been quite small, but his recent works are even more so. Whether displayed in a gallery or printed on the glossy pages of a book, the format is always the same. This compels us to view them in a very special way because we are virtually forced to stop and observe in order to see them. This heightens the natural approach to a visual image which is deliberate and attentive, an approach we often do not make use of because of other factors such as the strong emotional impact of the image that captures us, that grabs our attention. In this latter situation, we are passive at the beginning. In the former, we are the ones who have to decide to activate our visual and interpretive faculties.
However, this is not an intellectual or elite activity. In some exhibits, Yamamoto has not only hung his photos on the walls of the gallery, but also provided for some to be contained in an old wooden box visitors can rummage through, picking up the prints that interest them. Other times he has placed his prints in accordion-fold books.
Those who concede themselves the time to carefully observe Masao Yamamoto's photographs will find themselves faced by marvelous prints the work of a great photographer. Using his skill he creates still-lifes and sophisticated nature images that have the same basic intensity. The small format, irregular edges, quality of the texture of the print surface, the use of paint on the photo--all these elements make each print a small gem, a one-of-a-kind object.
In this study, Box of Ku, which he began in the Eighties, Yamamoto has added new, small images to give us back the time (not all of it lost) to stop and observe how many beautiful things--secretly--surround us.
by Rosanna Checchi
Masao Yamamoto is represented by Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York. www.yanceyrichardson.com







672   정영혁 사진  zabel 2002/10/22 1075 257
671   [text]워커 에반스  장명훈 2002/10/26 1214 420
670   박수정 사진  장명훈 2002/10/30 1245 251
669   김명훈 사진  장명훈 2002/10/30 1132 399
668   [필독]양철모 사진  장명훈 2002/11/03 1243 301
667   김옥선 - 해피 투게더 happy together  장명훈 2002/11/08 1418 478
666   c2k 사진  장명훈 2002/11/12 1326 378
665   나다르  zabel 2002/12/03 955 213
664   이주형 - 기억의 풍경  zabel 2002/12/17 1196 404
663   크리스 마케르  zabel 2002/12/22 1071 285
662   William Klein  zabel 2002/12/28 779 230
  Masao Yamamoto 사진  zabel 2003/01/06 896 248
660   권태균 사진 - 구산스님 열반하는 날  zabel 2003/01/12 1103 265
659   이용환 사진  zabel 2003/02/11 972 225
658   이정진 사진  zabel 2003/02/14 883 199
657   [펌] 리 프리들랜더  zabel 2003/02/16 1037 304
656   [숙박부와 동일]킴키버 사진  zabel 2003/03/02 1061 288

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