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Abstract Photographs: Charming Self-Portraits Using a Large-Format Camera

Akihiko Miyoshi, a college professor of photography, experiments with taking self-portraits using mirrors, coloured paper and tape, and a large format camera. See the colourful and charming results after the jump!

Throughout his career, Reed College professor Akihiko Miyoshi has continuously attempted to explore the intersections between art and technology in his work.

In a series of self-portraits called Abstract Photographs, Miyoshi makes use of mirrors, paper, tape, and a large format camera to create images that are selectively focused and blurred to juxtapose on his own reflection captured. This gives off the effect of being simultaneously abstract and real.

“My works often reveal the conventions of perception and representation through tensions created by the use of computers and traditional photographic techniques.” – A. Miyoshi

It’s amazing what you can do with a bit of tape, imagination, and a change of focus! So, what do you guys think? Share your thoughts below!

All information for this article was taken from Flavorwire and Akihiko Miyoshi’s page.

written by geegraphy


  1. roxanneross


    this is so cool!

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  2. kolumbia


    This is AMAZING!!!

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