Miho Kajioka creates her works based on snapshots. She carries her camera everywhere and intuitively shoots whatever she finds interesting. She creates her poetic images through her meticulous darkroom work. Kajioka considers herself more of a painter than a photographer, but her first collotype portfolio, "memories of future," centers around the theme of “Girls” and the ephemeral and mysterious sepia image emerges as if tracing a memory.
Set of 6 colour collotype prints printed by Benrido, Inc.
Print Size: 25.4 x 20.3cm. Case Size: 20.6 x 25.8 x 0.8cm
In the 1880s, the collotype printing process was introduced to Kyoto and in 1905 Benrido began producing collotypes. Collotype is one of the earliest forms of printing techniques and was invented in France in 1855 by Alphonse Poitevin as a method for photographic fine art printing. Due to the high level of print and archival quality, it has since been used primarily as a way to reproduce and preserve Japan’s National Treasures and cultural properties. Today Benrido Collotype Atelier remains as one of only a few studios left in the world capable of producing fine colour collotype prints.