UTAMARO and Japanese Ukiyo-e Woodblock Cut Prints and Photographic Inspiration for Composition

Really been enjoying studying Japanese Woodblock Cut Prints … especially the work of HOKUSAI, HIROSHIGE, and more recently Utamaro (got recommended him via the Google Arts and Culture App under the Ukiyo-e section).

The reason I’ve found so much inspiration:

There is much we can learn as photographers from Ukiyo-e woodblock cut prints for our photography composition and beyond:

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