PUMPKIN - NAOSHIMA ISLAND - JAPAN
One of the most iconic works of art by the famous Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, is this yellow pumpkin on Naoshima island. Naoshima is one of the Japanese islands known for its modern art museums, architecture and sculptures. Dotted in black, the pumpkin stands on a pier facing the famous Benesse museum and overlooks the Seto Inland Sea with the surrounding islands as a backdrop. After taking this photo, I transformed it into a black and white image, while keeping the pumpkin’s original colours. My intention was to enhance the striking presence of the sculpture and to attribute the modern and artistic feel that is prevalent on the island of Naoshima, an island filled with stunning museums and works of art.
This photo is printed on artistic 100% cotton Hahnemühle paper with the use of archival inks, to ensure professional high quality prints with beautiful natural black and white tones, vibrant highlights, strong colour contrasts and a lifespan of decades.