Hayato Wakabayashi

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When I first viewed the work of Japanese photographer Hayato Wakabayashi I said very little, but I am pretty sure that my jaw dropped significantly. His most recent photographs capture natural phenomena in the process of catastrophe and destruction and yet Wakabayashi manages to infuse each shot with astonishing beauty. Having previously filled his compositions with imagery of flowers and plants – and therefore dealing with subjects that are intrinsically associated with aestheticised prettiness – Wakabayashi’s new work draws attention to finding visual splendour in the unexpected.

Wakabayashi also has a lovely photolog that you can check out here.


January 25, 2011