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Saturday Inspiration - Yuji Hamada

I really love when a photographer can master light in his or her shots. Japanese photographer Yuji Hamada is one such photographer. Describing his own work, and his mission to portray truth in his photography, Hamada says:

"We Japanese have a sense of copying or catching the truth in taking photography. When I started to photograph, I really didn't grasp this sense. I kept taking photographs and concluded that photography is the media determined by the position where I stand now and by the idea that I am thinking now. Truth depends much on one's identity. Truth [flows]. It might be white. It could be black. But I think it should be gray tone. I am interested in the borders that are gray tone. Or, I should say, truth has all sorts of mixed and blended colors, like on a painter's pallet. Borders show me the [relationship between] reality and fantasy, between [the] usual and unusual."

Yuji Hamada

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