I have owned a book of Yasuhiro Ishimoto’s work by The Art Institute of Chicago for almost a decade now. I enjoy Ishimoto’s work and refer to it periodically. From his street shooting to his found still lifes or to his austere study of the Katsura Villa, Ishimoto jumps through these jarringly different genres with his signature delicate quiet touch intact.

Here is one of my favorite images of his which I believe does not have a title. It was taken in Chicago in Grant Park and as much as it appears to sum up the decisive moment of the street photographer, Ishimoto actually chased those sheets of newspaper for over an hour.


Untitled, Yasuhiro Ishimoto