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Mika Hori’s interest in photography and Japanese paper-making began during her Bachelor studies at the Kyoto University of Art and Design. In 2013 she established her own studio space in Kaga-city to pursue the primitive passions and aesthetic values of Japanese paper and cyanotype (blue) photography. Horie’s art works are fully handmade. The paper is made by her from local Gampi trees. Her photographic process is nearly as laborious as the papermaking. She hauls a vintage 8x10 inch camera into the hills capturing mountainscapes, foliage, and nearly-forgotten villages. She treats her paper with iron salts, places the oversize negatives directly on top, and allows the sun to expose them to shades of cyan and deep indigo.
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