Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Light and Shadow - Y. Ernest Satow

Light and Shadow - Y. Ernest Satow at Gallery 916 in Tokyo. "...Looking back at his career, one even senses his adoption of photography came out of the blue. In 1956 he took a job at the New York branch of the Mitsubishi Bank, but once he had saved enough money to buy a set of Leica cameras and lenses he set off for Mexico on a photography trip. Upon his return to the U.S. he immersed himself in darkroom work before commencing activities as a photographer in 1957. In other words, when it came to photography, one could say that Satow was completely self-taught."