Kokoro - Wandering Through a Photographic Life

Backstage Kokoro

A "behind-the-scenes" look at selected images in my Kokoro project —
Content, photographic notes, EXIF data, creative process, miscellaneous commentary, and original digital captures. And now with additional audio comments about selected images!

From Kokoro #112 - Dreams of Japan

I've never been exclusive with so-called "straight photography," the kind of photography that reproduces what the world looks like with painstaking exactness. I've often leaned to the "make" side of photography rather than the "take" philosophy.

This entire project Is composed of photographs made from whatever the camera saw and then enhanced by me, often in very different ways than they appeared. As such, they have very little to do with what you would have seen had you been standing next to me at the time I clicked the shutter. That doesn't make these Art, but it does make them more personal.

Original digital capture (downsized for the web)

1/125 sec at f / 5.6, ISO 800, Panasonic DC-G9, LEICA DG 12-60/F2.8-4.0, 60 mm

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