Shared Shelter: Rainy Day in Iwaki


“Shared Shelter: Rainy Day in Iwaki”

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“Shared Shelter: Rainy Day in Iwaki”

This evocative black and white image, taken in Iwaki City, Fukushima, Japan, captures an intimate and candid moment between two young women clad in traditional Japanese yukata. They are huddled under a shared umbrella, a scene that speaks to companionship and shared experiences in the face of inclement weather. The dotted pattern of the umbrella adds a playful contrast to the more structured lines of their garments, while the raindrops visible against the dark background add a textural element that emphasizes the weather’s presence.

The use of Kodak Tri-X film lends the scene a gritty realism, with its characteristic grain and broad tonal range highlighting the details of the wet pavement and the soft folds of the yukata. The choice of film coupled with the Leica M6 TTL rangefinder camera, known for its precision, allows for the capture of spontaneous life moments with clarity and depth.

“Shared Shelter: Rainy Day in Iwaki”

Discover the quiet beauty of solidarity in “Shared Shelter: Rainy Day in Iwaki,” a captivating black and white print that offers a glimpse into the simple yet profound moments of everyday life in Fukushima, Japan.

Moment in Monochrome:

  • Intimate Interaction: Witness the close bond between two individuals seeking refuge from the rain, an emblem of shared humanity.
  • Cultural Fabric: The traditional yukata they don create a cultural tapestry that tells a story beyond the confines of the photograph.

Artistic Craftsmanship:

  • Tri-X Texture: The renowned Kodak Tri-X film brings out the rich textures of the rain-soaked streets and delicate patterns of the yukata.
  • Leica Precision: Captured with a Leica M6 TTL rangefinder, known for its exceptional optics, ensuring that every detail is preserved.

Visual Appeal:

  • Dynamic Composition: The contrast of light and shadow, pattern and texture, come together to create a balanced and engaging composition.
  • Timeless Elegance: Perfect for both modern and traditional spaces, this print is a statement piece that transcends trends.

Embrace the elegance of Japanese tradition and the beauty of shared moments with “Shared Shelter: Rainy Day in Iwaki.” This photograph is a testament to the enduring human spirit and the artistry of film photography.

Enhance Your Collection: Add this exquisite piece to your collection and let it serve as a daily reminder of the beauty found in life’s simplest moments. It’s more than a photograph—it’s a story, a memory, and an experience waiting to be shared.

Order now and let this moment of connection and tradition become a cherished part of your artistic journey.

“Timeless Craft: Handcrafted Silver Gelatin Prints”

Immerse yourself in the timeless artistry of silver gelatin prints with our exclusive collection, each piece meticulously handcrafted in the darkroom by the photographer. This isn’t your ordinary print—it’s a labor of love and skill, borne from the delicate and demanding process of traditional photographic development.

Darkroom Developed:

  • Both the negative and the print are developed by the photographer’s hand, ensuring a level of personal craftsmanship that digital processes cannot replicate.
  • The journey from film to print is handled with precision, utilizing an enlarger to meticulously transfer the image from film with the perfect contrast grade and exposure time.

Intricate Process:

  • After exposure, each print undergoes a rigorous development cycle, including a fix and an extended wash of 45 minutes in continuously flowing water to eradicate any lingering chemistry.
  • Post-development, the print is carefully dried over several days, naturally curling before being pressed flat in a specialized hot mount press, a step that guarantees its longevity and preservation.

Enduring Quality:

  • Skillfully executed, a silver gelatin print is not simply an image; it’s an heirloom, designed to last centuries and endure as a piece of history.

Custom Selections:

  • Available on 11 x 14 inch Ilford B&W MATT archival fiber photo paper for a classic matte finish.
  • Offered in 11 x 14 inch Ilford B&W Semi Matt WARMTONE archival fiber photo paper, blending a subtle sheen with warm, profound blacks and velvety whites.
  • Presented on 11 x 14 inch Ilford B&W GLOSSY WARMTONE archival fiber photo paper for those who prefer a sleek, lustrous finish to their art.

Edition and Authenticity:

  • Open Edition ensures that while the print is not part of a limited series, its quality and uniqueness remain uncompromised.
  • WARMTONE papers accentuate the richness of each print, offering deep, luscious blacks and lustrous, creamy whites that elevate the visual experience.
  • Each print is personally signed and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity, sealing the artistry and originality of your piece.

Purchase and Delivery:

  • Listed price applies to the print alone, unframed and without matting. For those desiring a complete presentation, we offer bespoke matting and framing services—contact us to discuss your vision.
  • We take pride in our global reach, offering complimentary worldwide shipping from our darkroom in Japan to your doorstep, typically dispatched via Japan Post EMS.
Embrace the distinguished character of a handcrafted silver gelatin print and let it infuse your space with a narrative depth only traditional photography can convey.

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Dimensions N/A

11 x 14


Matt Archival Fiber, Semi Matt Warmtone Archival Fiber, Warmtone Gloss Archival Fiber