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Photographs of Japanese Gardens | The Gardens of Kyoto


From the spring of 1979, through the summer of 1991, I spent four months of each year, in different seasons, photographing the temples and gardens of Kyoto. My concern was not to merely document the rich, cultural heritage that these gardens represent, but to pursue the inner, hidden reality, the very essence of beauty that embraces the symbolic and sacred realm of the gardeners art.

I chose to photograph with an 8x10 view camera, because it interpreted the gardens with unparalleled precision. These images comprise the first, of an estimated twelve portfolios, that will eventually be released of this work.

All photographs are available for purchase. Sizes up to 4 x 5 feet.

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Heian Jingu
Tetsugaku No Michi Hakuryuen (The White Dragon Garden)  
Byodo-In (The Phoenix Temple) Tenryu-Ji  
Rice Field Garden
Sanzen-In (The Yusei Garden)
Hakuryuen (The White Dragon Garden) Hakuryuen (The White Dragon Garden)