Sean Lotman on Composition

I consider Sean Lotman the best color street photographer in Japan (if not, my personal favorite contemporary street photographer). He just published “Sunlanders” — like looking at Japan through acid or LSD.

Sean shoots all color slide film (then cross-processes the photos by himself in his own color darkroom at home). Not only that, but he prints, dodges, and burns all his work — that is how he gets hi psychedelic colors in his photos.

I’m currently teaching a 2-day Kyoto Composition Workshop with him and Junku Nishimura. Above is the lecture that Sean gave on composition during the workshop. Hope you enjoy!

Photos from “Sunlanders”

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Portrait of Sean Lotman, Kyoto, 2016
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