Makoto Saitoused to be a graphic designer, and a very good one at that. Five years ago, he became a full-fledged artist when he held a solo exhibition at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Japan. Saito’s subjects are all dramatically distorted. The distortion depicts the imprecise way that images are stored and recalled from unconscious memory. He said: “I’m going to see things from my own angle, however distorted. I would like to express not just the pretty surface of things, but also the internalized ugly parts as well."
I love my dogs, reading books, and taking great pictures with my battered but still functional digital camera. Taking great pictures with a high end camera is almost too easy, producing fantastic images with an outdated one is an accomplishment by itself.