FOTOFILMIC//SOLO JURIED BY ALEX WEBB & REBECCA NORRIS WEBB

RYOTA KAJITA
FOTOFILMIC//SOLO III
SELECTED BY ALEX WEBB & REBECCA NORRIS WEBB APRIL 21 – MAY 20, 2018
PULP GALLERY, BOWEN ISLAND, BC
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“We’re most drawn to photographs that take us somewhere we’ve never been before. Sometimes it’s largely due to a unique subject matter; other times, it’s thanks to a particular way of seeing. More often than not, it’s a mix of the two. In looking at Ryota Kajita’s photographs, we were initially struck by their minimalistic beauty. There is an otherworldly quality to these mysterious crystalline forms. Are they images from outer space? Or perhaps they’re macro photographs of cellular structures? Knowing that they’re natural ice formations from the lakes, ponds, and rivers of Alaska, only makes them all the more intriguing. Ultimately, the Japanese-Alaskan Kajita’s work suggests the uneasy beauty of the Far North — as transient as it is fragile — like our vulnerable planet in a time of global warming.”

— Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb


FOTOFILMIC FILM TALKS Interview #34: Ryota Kajita
http://www.ryotakajita.com
@ryotakajita


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