Kurigami Kazumi’s official homepage is a window into his world of imagination. The surrealist collage of photos that greets you functions as an intimate stream of consciousness and sucks you in immediately upon visiting the page. His photographic works are just as enthralling. So, let’s clue you in to an current exhibit of his work in Tokyo!
The photographs of Kurigami Kazumi (操上 和美), renowned commercial photographer and cinematographer, are currently on display at the exhibit “Portrait of a Moment” at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography. The showcase runs through December 2, 2012. Born in 1936, in Hokaido, Kazumi is most recognized as a commical photographer who has shot for the likes of Sony and Nissan. He’s also chartered the cinematographic field with his 2009 film Gelatin Silver, Love.
The ongoing exhibition showcases his daily life from the 1970s through ultra-personal black and white 35mm snapshots. The series “Northern” documents the journey back to his hometown and is also a personal recollection. Kazumi’s “Diary 1970-2005” series is also on display and contains 357 selected photographs, as is his latest series “Hitotone”, completed in 2011.
Finally, check out Kurigami Kazumi's homepage and get lost in his world and be inspired by both his commercial and experimental artwork. And remember to take photos and blog about the event should you attend, for those of us who can’t be there!
Period: September 29 – December 2, 2012
Venue: Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography