EXHIBITION: Izima Kaoru @ Ai Kowada Gallery, Tokio /J

Izima Kaoru »You are beautiful«
»You are beautiful«
23.03. - 27.04.2013

Ai Kowada Gallery, Tokio
6F,1-3-2, Kiyosumi, Koto-ku
Tokyo 135-0024



Since its birth, photography has been considered to be the magical medium which captures the truth. But everyone knows now that is only the past myth.
Historically, we have been pushing ourselves forward to realize our wish to be more beautiful, by make-up, shape-up, tattoo and cosmetic surgery. In this age with the advanced digital technology, it looks as though we are still devoting ourselves to pursue the ideal beauty in the virtual image by using digital modification. Is the truth so not worth looking at?
A thought occurred to me to photograph a human body by high-definition digital back and enlarge the image as large as possible without retouching. I felt as though I was trying to find the smallest creature hiding in the vast field.
Moreover, by looking at people around me in such a point of view, they started to look so attractive, regardless of their age or gender.
I would like to pay my respects to my models, for understanding the nature of my experiment, which seems to counteract the trend and I would like to compliment on their being.

You are beautiful.

Izima Kaoru

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