Poetry Lies in Photos Printed on Leaves

12.07.2018

©Hiro Chiba

Hiro Chiba is a jack of all trades. This twenty eight years old photographer states that she is less fond of the practical aspect of things than art in itself, but has chosen a somewhat difficult route in her photography work: she uses the chlorophyll process (also known as anthotype).

At first sight, her creations might just look like monochrome classics, but they are in fact the result of a delicate process which takes several weeks. During this time, Chiba does not use any form of chemical. She prints her visions onto leaves gathered where the image was captured. These photosensitive impressions, transferred onto a plant ‘canvas’, create a sense of fragility, making the viewer nostalgic for an all too fleeting present that has already passed by.

©Hiro Chiba

©Hiro Chiba

©Hiro Chiba