Takeshi Shikama’s work is the result of a journey. From long walks in remote Japanese or American woodlands to urban forests such as New York or Paris, Takeshi Shikama trained his lens to capture fleeting moments of living things: plants and flowers about to wither, flowing streams or shadows cast by trees. His series titled Timeless and currently on view in London showcases twenty photographs including prints from his iconic series: Silent Respiration of Forests, Garden of Memory and Contemplation.
The photographer also particularly appreciates printing. Each photograph is printed by Takeshi Shikama himself, using the ancient platinum/palladium technique, on handmade Japanese paper which is made from natural fibers of the Gampi tree. With its velvet-like quality, the platinum/palladium print restores more detail than a gelatin silver print, providing minutiae and depth to the image. The delicacy of gampi paper gives each print a quite unique artisanal quality.
Takeshi Shikama, Timeless
May 17 – June 10, 2018
Shed Gallery, in association with Boogie Woogie Photography and Lunn Galerie
8 Lee Street
Haggerston, London E8 4DY