Brooks Jensen Arts

Uchiwa-e: Hikage

The Fan Prints: Shadows

In the fall of 2009, I traveled to Japan with an experiment in mind of making photographs for the uchiwa format. I now understand why this format suited the Japanese printmakers so well; everywhere I turned I found subjects ideally suited to the fan-shaped image.

Hikage (shadows) is the sixth of the six “chapters” in this project that represent autumn in Japan. Perhaps no other culture in the world has so valued shadows as part of their artistic and aesthetic sensibility. Poems, plays, songs, graphic arts, music — the virtues of shadows can be found in all of these. As a photographer, I understand this and particularly empathize with their love of shadows.

Hikage image

Folio of 10 prints

10-print folio of shadow images

  • This folio is 8x10.5” and includes
  • 10 pigment-on-paper color prints, a
  • Title page, haiku page, text page, and colophon.
  • Folios are signed and numbered, but not limited.
  • The cover is made from an acid-free archival art paper – Gilbert Oxford 100# Cover. The warm tone of this paper perfectly matches the warmth of the prints. The self-closing cover is embossed with my name and logo. The die-cut opening displays the folio title.
  • The assembly uses only archival, acid-free materials to protect the life of the prints and pages inside.
  • Each folio is shipped in a sealed, ClearBags™ sleeve.

Order the Hikage folio online

iPad Monograph (PDF) Edition

iPad Available as an iPad Monograph from the downloads page.

Six chapters containing all 60 images in the series. This free Acrobat PDF is a stand-alone, screen resolution (72dpi) e-book that serves a an ideal introduction to the project. Although it contains all the images, it does not have the audio or video that appears in the disc version.

Downloads page

Uchiwa-e PDF