Dozen Editions № 3: Ramen Shop, Omiya City
Dozen Editions № 3: Ramen Shop, Omiya City
Dozen Editions № 3: Ramen Shop, Omiya City
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Dozen Editions № 3: Ramen Shop, Omiya City

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Dozen Editions № 3: An old ramen shop near Omiya Station in Saitama, Japan. There are many closed-down businesses like this all around Japan. I find them interesting subjects, architecturally and as features of the cityscape. Many sit empty and dark for years on end, sometimes even decades, and with Japan's aging population, it's only likely to increase. 


Original image created in the autumn of 2019. Photographed on Fujifilm ACROS film using a Hasselblad 500C/M.

The image size is about 7x7 inches (18x18cm), printed on high-quality 8x10 inch (20x25cm) Hahnemühle photo gloss baryta paper using archival inks. This print is part of a project in which I will release 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.