Ethereal Photos Showcase Beautifully Quiet Moments in Nature

Photographer Hidenobu Suzuki views his images as if they're paintings. Through gorgeous and well-considered compositions, he conveys an ethereal feeling in the Japanese landscapes. Suzuki plays with light, reflection, and field of vision to highlight nature's splendor. He does a fantastic job of abstracting parts of his photos – occasionally things will appear blurred – so that it feels less like documentation and more as poetry via the camera lens.

“I feel that realism is a more Western style,” Suzuki writes on LensCulture. “Using only rational thinking when creating photography results in better attention to the detail–but there is a tendency to get bored,” he continues. “Working with feelings and looking for emotions is more relaxing and ultimately, more powerful.”

Suzuki intends to express feelings of spirituality in these images, and his love of quiet, contemplative moments is evident. Through them, it's as if we're on the journey alone, admiring the purple sky and looking down a foggy path, savoring it all for ourselves.

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via [LensCulture]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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