The prints are made with mineral inks on paper made by washi craftsman and Japanese National Treasure recipient, Ichibei Iwano.
About the artist
Born in Washington D.C. in 1959, Everett Brown is a photographer working in Japan for the past 27 years. He is a recipient of the Japanese Government’s Cultural Commissioner’s Award for promoting Japanese culture through his work as a modern photographic artist and author on cultural theory in Japanese. He is a master of the classic photographic technique, called wet plate collodion, which he uses in innovative ways. Brown has enjoyed solo exhibitions of his modern photography art in galleries and museums since 1988. His work have been featured on TED talks, CNN Style, NHK Television and various publications such as National Geographic, French GEO and Germany’s Frankfurter Allgemeine. Everett Kennedy Brown lives in the summer villa of the early 20th century painter Hashimoto Kansetsu outside Kyoto, where he also writes books in Japanese on cultural affairs. “For me,” Brown states, “life in Japan is a long and ever-deepening love affair with place and culture.”
It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance and I know of no substitute whatever for the force and beauty of its process. - Max Eastman