Still Beauty Calendar, Wall, Pomegranate
Yes, they're photographs; no, they're not paintings, nor have they been retouched, tinted, or digitally manipulated. Masatomo Kuriya obtains his extraordinary images from his attention to background colors (he does paint those); from his facility in ikebana, the ancient, formalized art of flower arrangement; and from exposing his images on Cibachrome. (Where standard color printing involves the chemical reaction of dyes in the emulsion, Cibachrome dyes are imbedded in the paper, lending unmatched richness and subtlety to Kuriya's prints. This 2006 Wall calendar was published by Pomegranate.
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