Sumi-e Photography

These photographic images were created using a style of photography I call "sumi-e photography", a style based on the gestural black-ink brush drawings of the Japanese. Instead of using a brush and black ink, I waved or shook a 35 mm film camera at slow shutter speeds mostly in front of boats, stones, trees and sand, leaving the results largely to chance. The images were originally created to illustrate the text for my book, "The Sword of Heaven".

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