Developed by photographer Yasuhiro Ishimoto, this amazing series of black and white photographs naturally blends centuries-old architecture with contemporary abstract art. In the project, Ishimoto approaches the Katsura Imperial Villa with a rare perspective that explores not only the completed construction, but also the details of the materials, textures, and spaces found throughout the interior and exterior.
Katsura Imperial Villa was constructed in Kyoto in the sixteenth century and took more than fifty years to complete. Very few are allowed to enter the property, but Ishimoto was granted access and photographed the clean lines of the classic Japanese architecture. By presenting the Villa without color, Ishimoto breaks standard expectations of typical architecture photography and transforms the structure into geometric arrangements and patterns, defining the space through the intense contrast between lines, shapes, and angles.