Dozen Editions № 1: Sakura blooming at night at Ioji Temple in Saitama, Japan. Original photography by David R Munson. Captured in the spring of 2018 while on an evening walk in Saitama City, Japan, to the north of Tokyo.
This temple is one of my favorite places in the area, and it's especially peaceful at night. On this particular night, I felt practically hypnotized by the soft breeze, the spring air, and the beautiful flowers in the context of the temple, which is thought to have been founded more than 700 years ago.
The image size is 6x9 inches, printed on high-quality 8x10 inch Hahnemuhle photo gloss baryta paper using archival inks. This print is the first image in a new project, in which I will be releasing a new print in an open edition every month.
I have always preferred to print my work in smaller sizes. Smaller prints are more intimate. They don't dominate a space, but rather punctuate it and invite you to get closer. You have to get closer to them to examine their contents. This is something I value as both an artist and a collector of art.
Prints ship from San Antonio, Texas, in the United States.