One of my favorite Japanese Photographers...

Jan 14, 2021,01:43 AM
 


小島 一郎 (Ichirō Kojima - 1924~1964) from Aomori Prefecture... served the war effort in China during World War II, returning to Aomori, in 1946 he helped out in the family photographic equipment business. Kojima participated in an amateur photography group (Hokuyoukai), and began to make photographic work during this time. His short, 10 year span of activity until his death in 1964 at the age of 40 left a noteworthy photographic history. 

During this time as a photographer many of his images emphasized the bitterly cold climate of the Tsugaru and Shimokita regions of Aomori Prefecture.  He was well know for his dark forbidding skies. 











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"The Elements of a Pictorial Photograph" (1896) by Henry Peach Robinson

 
 By: cshimokita : January 13th, 2021-15:38
In Chapter 19, "Winter Photography" Robinson writes about the difficulty of taking photos in the cold white months... " the fear of rheumatism, neuralgia, colds, fevers, and the multitudinous ills to which suffering humanity is subject from fall of temper...  
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Ok, but why did someone stab that clown? 😿

 
 By: Spangles - Mr. Tabby : January 13th, 2021-16:48
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That painting is chilling.

 
 By: doubleup : January 13th, 2021-16:57
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as well the choice of costumes is bizarre

 
 By: cshimokita : January 13th, 2021-22:22
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"The Duel After the Masquerade"... the composition

 
 By: cshimokita : January 13th, 2021-22:19
A winter morning in the Bois de Boulogne (a large public park located along the western edge of the 16th arrondissement of Paris). A man dressed as a Pierrot (a stock male character in French pantomime) has been mortally wounded in a duel. A surgeon, dres... 
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Snow

 
 By: EinPa : January 13th, 2021-20:17
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good example, wish I was there...

 
 By: cshimokita : January 13th, 2021-22:27
I guess the ability to capture and represent the different moods of a snow scene has improved since 1896 ; )
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One of my favorite Japanese Photographers...

 
 By: cshimokita : January 14th, 2021-01:43
小島 一郎 (Ichirō Kojima - 1924~1964) from Aomori Prefecture... served the war effort in China during World War II, returning to Aomori, in 1946 he helped out in the family photographic equipment business. Kojima participated in an amateur photography group (...  
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Casey, you posted one of the above pictures quite a while ago...

 
 By: kev09 : January 14th, 2021-02:20
...and I was so taken with it I saved it. I then looked at many more of his pictures and I can see why you like them so much. He certainly captured the bleakness of winter perfectly. You can almost feel how cold it is. Regards Kev.
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hahaha... I do like his work...

 
 By: cshimokita : January 14th, 2021-04:25
I just ordered his only photo book JPY 4,180 (including tax and delivery). I was surprised that it was shown as available on Amazon JPN... not 100% convinced that Amazon can deliver... we'll see. Casey
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The last one is epic!

 
 By: fernando : January 14th, 2021-04:28
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I agree fernando...

 
 By: cshimokita : January 14th, 2021-05:45
It looks like Kojima bleached out the area around the middle person's head, and he was known to print the sky darker than exposed. The sky looks to be reworked with sandpaper ; ). The second photo is a nice composition as well, but I could only find a ver... 
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