Kenro Izu – ‘Bhutan’

Kenro Izu’s series ‘Bhutan’ – black and white hand-printed platinum prints of portraits and landscapes shot between 2002-2007 reveal the beauty of a real place full with life, traditions and spiritual values as a fairy tale frozen in time and space.

Kenro Izu - Bhutan

Kenro Izu – Bhutan

 

“Traveling many years, I have not yet seen a place as peaceful as Bhutan, or a place affecting such peacefulness within myself. If there is a place indeed named Utopia, this place may come the closest to it… Seemingly, an existence of the precious culture in the edge of Himalayan itself is the fantasy of the 21st century, and I can’t help having a fear of its delicate fragility, which may easily dissolve into surrounding enormous clouds and fogs”

 

Kenro Izu - Bhutan

Kenro Izu – Bhutan

 

The images are also collected in a book, “Bhutan, the Sacred Within”.