I was initially drawn to Naoya because the photo Brian posted below reminded me of one of M.C. Escher’s optical illusion drawings. (I was a big fan of his when I was younger because my favorite teacher had a poster with one of his drawings on it.) I really enjoyed the work from Naoya’s Lime Works Series. They aren’t your standard landscape photos. They’re industrial scenes and I love the way light is incorporated. All the photo’s have a very soft lighting, looking like either early morning or dusk, and I think that helps give these rusted, worn down buildings a more tired and over-used feeling. They are really beautiful to look at and a nice change from the standard tree and flower landscape most people are used to looking at.

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