Yoichiro Nishimura – ‘Blue Flower’

Yoichiro Nishimura’s series ‘Blue Flower’ –  “seemingly common flowers sprinkled with the magic of photography, and what appears in front of our eyes is a completely new presence of the flowers” – the exotic, fragile, elusive beauty of the blue flower and its luminous dream-like world.

Yoichiro Nishimura - Blue Flower

Yoichiro Nishimura – Blue Flower

 

“The idea of a blue flower may seem strange for some people, never having seen or heard of a blue dandelion or blue cherry blossom before. Without question, these flowers were originally red and yellow. How then did they turn into blue flowers? This is because these are color negative photographs, in which the colors are reversed into their respective complementary colors. This results in transforming the coloration of warm colors, such as red and yellow, into bluish cool colors. At the same time, tonal transition takes place, reversing the light into dark shadow, and shadow into bright light― it is from within the darkness, a blue flower emerge”

The photographs are collected in a photo book.