12 July-16 September 2012. Galleria Forma hosts the black and white shots by the Japanese photographer Kenro Izu.
On display are a series of fine platinum prints of mystic landscapes, created through a refined reproduction technique, which allows Izu to obtain a wide range of tonalities.Slowness and reflection are two central characteristics of Izu’s meticulous shots. Izu is famous for his large scale photographs, created after long and careful studies of the locations and the subjects.
Izu attended Nihon University College of Art in Tokyo and subsequently moved to New York in 1972, where he worked as a photo assistant. He later opened his own photography studio and specialized in still life photography. He soon started travelling worldwide in order to capture the sacred ancient stone monuments in their natural settings around Egypt, Syria, Jordan, England, Scotland, Mexico, France and Easter Island (Chile). Recently he also focused on the Buddhist and Hinduist monuments, which combine beauty and decay, around South East Asia, including Cambodia, Burma, Indonesia, Vietnam and India. Izu also founded the non-profit organization Friends Without a Border, which raises funds for children’s hospitals in Cambodia. In 2007 he won the Lucie Awards’ Visionary Photographer award.