These are the first two screenshots of a Google image search for Toshio Shibata. After doing the search, before I began looking at individual images I was struck by the themes that emerged from seeing the thumbnails laid out like this.
- resh and latticework
- diagonal bisecting lines
- interlocking shapes
- slowed-down falling water
- vertiginous perspective
There are some very strong repeated ideas emerging here – it was an interesting way to look at a single photographers work.
Looking at some of the images more closely, I really liked the juxtaposition of slowed-down soft misty water against monumental, solid, immovable concrete dams – it makes for thought-provoking contrast. The water becomes almost like a silky veil draped across the solid concrete.