Filled with lost memories and nostalgia, the photographs of Masao Yamamoto seem to come from another era. Ever since the 1980s, he has been exploring the emotional power of the intimate images that each one of us keeps with us as amulets. Highly poetic, these small gelatin silver prints emphasize the relationship between photography and memory.
A selection of his works will soon be on view at Stephen Bulger Gallery in his first Canadian exhibition. Titled Microcosms Macrocosms, the show brings together works from several series, including A Box of Ku, Nakazora, Kawa=Flow, Shizuka=cleanse and Bonsai. Especially for the occasion, the artist created a unique installation of photographs, as he has done in museum and gallery exhibitions around the world.