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Kazuhiro Ueda
Illumination
Agora Gallery
530 West 25th StreetNew York,NY
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  • 05_Tender of the Night Fog
Archival Pigment Print
12" x 18" 

    05_Tender of the Night Fog

    Archival Pigment Print
    12" x 18"
  • 06_Out of the Stone Wall
Archival Pigment Print
12" x 18" 

    06_Out of the Stone Wall

    Archival Pigment Print
    12" x 18"
  • 09_Invitation
Archival Pigment Print
12" x 18" 

    09_Invitation

    Archival Pigment Print
    12" x 18"
  • 10_Gleam
Archival Pigment Print
12" x 18" 

    10_Gleam

    Archival Pigment Print
    12" x 18"
  • 12_Through the Bottle
Archival Pigment Print
12" x 18" 

    12_Through the Bottle

    Archival Pigment Print
    12" x 18"
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Kazuhiro Ueda

KAZUHIRO UEDA

Illumination
June 5 – June 25, 2019
Reception: Thursday, June 6, 2019 6-8 PM

Japanese photographer Kazuhiro Ueda’s work features intimate moments discovered in the bustle of city life. To find his subjects, Ueda enjoys walking the streets of his home city, Tokyo and other cities abroad. He will sometimes walk as long as seven to eight hours at a time, waiting for inspiration to strike him and for a scene to provoke an emotional response. To give his images their characteristic soft and nostalgic quality, Ueda utilize the “bokeh“ effect, a photographic technique that produces out-of-focus blurring. He also uses a large 50 mm lens to create a shallow depth of field in his images that produces a dream-like effect.

In “Tender of the Night Fog” we see a cityscape in soft focus. Bright clouds of fog envelop the frame and seem to embrace the buildings and inhabitants of the city. Ueda uses an off-balance perspective, which gives the buildings and street the appearance of being askew, and bestows them with a fragile and human quality. The tenderness of Ueda’s composition conveys his deep personal connection to his subjects. Ueda portrays the city as a living being with a palpable sense of vulnerability and longing.



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