These photographs are portraits of origami as a memory keepers. I bent, tore, arranged and rearranged origamis and noted became aware that they held the memory of my actions in their delicate small thin physical shapes. The resulting images can appear both two- and three- dimensional, playing with the viewer’s perceptions of flatness and space in both the subject and picture plane.
This series was created using cyanotype materials, colored pencils, and origami papers similar to those I played with as a child in Japan. As an artist who works primarily in digital photography and Photoshop, I particularly enjoyed working with my hands to create these one-off images.
Naohiro Maeda is an artist from Japan who resides in Salem, MA. He investigates psychological landscapes and collective memories through photographic practices. His works were have been exhibited in the United States, United Kingdom and Russia, including the Griffin Museum of Photography and The Curated Fridge, and featured in The Boston Globe. He is represented by A R E A, 460 C Harrison Ave, Boston.