Currently showing at Maru Global (255 S. 10th Street, Philadelphia) is a collection from local photographer, Lee Miller. The pieces in this untitled gallery feature the skylines and busy streets of Tokyo, the rugged coastlines of Kanagawa, and the rolling landscapes of Hokkaido among others. Miller spurned elements common to photography of Japan (cherry blossoms, Mt. Fuji) and says he tried to approach recognizable subject matter from unconventional angles – hoping to capture a fuller experience of the country.
Miller said that he enjoyed shooting in Japan because of the and easy access to and proximity of a wide array of environments. His favorite destination was Kanagawa – where volcanic rock formations along the coastline make for versatile subject matter. Miller said he hopes to return to Japan in the future and would like to do a book on Tokyo nightlife.
The gallery will be on display through February at Maru, where you can take in the work while eating some of Philadelphia’s most creative Japanese food. The gallery is also available online.