I’ve been following Junku, a brilliant photographer from Japan, ever since I started with flickr. And when you look at the pictures (either below or on his flickr stream) you’ll see why. His poetic brilliance breaks every boundary, attaching itself to your deepest thoughts and dreams. Not only in terms of concept but he also is technically brilliant, shooting only film on his Leica.
Recently he released a PDF document on his blog, describing his processing and printing which produces his iconic deep dark flat tones. And he’s been kind enough to also let me share it here! So if you want to go ahead and learn how the master works it, the file is available for download.
Develop & Print By Junkunishimura
For those who would love to know more about him :
Born in a small coal-mine village in 1967,in Yamaguchi prefecture, western Japan, where he lived until 18. Entered college in kyoto and he studied Latin American affairs. After college performed as a club DJ, worked as a construction worker and he got a job with a cement manufacturer, worked tunnel construction sites across the country as a concrete expert. And he got a Leica and he began photographing the places he worked. After 18 years working, he quit his job and photographed countries and regions wandering around the world. He now workｓ as a freelance photographer based in Nagoya and Yamaguchi.
His interview on “Leica Blog” – Street Shooting Set To Music