super express (October 14, 2014)
Born in Saitama Japan (1968) and based in Tokyo, computer software engineer Takashi Kitajima has in five years of brilliant dabbling established a new genre of photography which he refers to as “extra bokeh”. While the Japanese term bokeh has enjoyed longstanding meaning as the aesthetic quality of blur present in the out-of-focus portions of an image, Kitajima has put his own, unmistakable twist on the technique – capturing nighttime scenes of Tokyo awash in a surreal beauty – where luminous, candy-colored orbs flow through the streets, swirl about pedestrians and bedazzle the night skyline. We’re enthralled!
laser light (November 14, 2014)
unexpected success (March 6, 2015)
traffic lane (October 28, 2014)
step to the new world (November 2, 2014)
Zelcova slope (November 13, 2014)
dotted line (May 18, 2014)
cadaverous cave (November 30, 2014)
grief of the city (March 19, 2015)
Mejiro street (March 31, 2015)
my collection (June 22, 2014)
Photography © Takashi Kitajima
Hat tip to My Modern Met for bringing this artist to D’s attention.