Koichiro Kurita | Japanese,1943 -
At age 40 Kurita began the pursuit of fine art photography as a way to describe his profound reverence for nature. Drawing influence from Thoreau's, Walden Pond, a vision that was reminiscent of the philosophy of Zuangzi and echoed the Oriental way of understanding nature, Kurita became inspired to retreat to nature in order to learn by connecting to its beauty. The resulting photographs are large hand-coated platinum prints carefully printed on handmade Gampi vellum.
His photographs have been widely collected and exhibited both in galleries and museums around the world, including the Bibliotheque National, Paris, the George Eastman House, New York, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Yamanashi Prefecture Art Museum, Kofu, Japan.