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Kusho: Writing in the Sky

Kusho: Writing in the Sky
Shinichi Maruyama’s Kusho

Since 2003, the Japanese artist and photographer Shinichi Maruyama – born in Nagano – lives and works in New York City. He generates a new remarkable art movement, called Kusho.

Kusho, which means as much as “Writing in the Sky” is in my opinion paraphrased at its best thus:
A human being takes an oversized, broom-like paintbrush, dunks it into a bucket full of more diluted indian ink – it’s a special black colour mixing – takes position in front of a camera and wags the brush through air.

The so originated photos – exposed in a seven thousandth of a second – are plain amazing! They show perspectives and motives, the human eye is normally unable to see it.

You can find more photos and infos about Shinichi Maruyama and his Kusho at his portfolio.

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