What if Thoreau had been a photographer?
A photographic art project inspired by the writings of american writer, poet, philosopher and naturalist Henry David Thoreau.
In 2011, Japanese photographer Koichiro Kurita posed the question “What if Thoreau had been a photographer?” … And so began the “Beyond Spheres” project.
Kurita uses the classic handmade photographic technique - Calotype/paper negative process - which was invented by William Henry Fox Talbot and used at the time of Thoreau. Kurita‘s photographs convert Thoreau‘s ideas and writings into hauntingly beautiful pictorial interpretations.
By exploring Thoreau‘s view of nature and mankind, Kurita‘s hopes to promote a new harmonious and sustainable paradigm for the 21st century.
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