Piece description from the artist
Ever since I began photographing with monochrome digital camera, I quickly acknowledged that the camera is excellent at recording subtle tones of sky and clouds. It does not mean I just photograph sky and clouds. I photograph the sky and clouds with strong "know-how"s of my new medium, whose capability was impossible with silver-based photography. I believe the sky and clouds have been always there, ever since this planet has been stabilized. It is all up to the viewer to see when and where the photograph is about, and I see an eternal beauty in the sky and clouds. Submitted for "Limited Edition Collection" this time, I hope you would experience what I imagined at the time of photographing.
This is a TurningArt exclusive limited edition print available in editions of 100.
Koyo Tamaki was born in Nagoya, Japan. When he was nine years old, his family moved to Pakistan where they spent the next three years. In 1988, Koyo began taking photographs while finishing his degree in architecture. After graduation, he began working as an architectural engineer for the Japanese government.
In 1992, after a trip to Pakistan, Koyo began to consider photography as a career. Shortly thereafter, he moved to New York City to study at the Pratt Institute, where he earned an M.F.A. in photography.
In his work, Koyo attempts to rediscover the world through his own eyes and technique. When taking a photograph, Koyo considers the four lines of picture frame, light intensity, tonal density, contrast, texture, and -most importantly-how it looks. Without his experiences, persistence, intuition, and open mind, he could not have made it this far.