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.
'In so it goes, Miho Kajioka is presenting work which relates to the concept of time, memory and location. Like in her earlier works, the series consists of intuitive images of fragments of her daily life, from various periods and against changing backdrops. Miho Kajioka regards herself more as a painter/drawer than as a photographer. She feels that photographic techniques help her to create works that fully express her artistic vision.'
The original limited edition received the prestigious 'Prix Nadar' award in 2019. this third edition, 'so it goes, so it goes, so it goes' stands apart from its two predecessors, with not only a unique new cover but also some fresh content, including Kajioka's new colour images.