Japanese photographer Yuichi Ikehata creates realistic sculptures of human body parts using just clay, wire and paper. He then photographs the sculptures and merges them into unrealistic worlds to create Long Term Memory (LTM), an ongoing photographic series that “puts audiences in the ambivalent position of not knowing what is real and what is not.” – A completely immersive experience!
The 40-year old artist currently lives and works in Chiba, Japan. Ikehata’s understanding of reality comes from small fragments of moments both beautiful and sad. They often come from days when nothing special happens at all. “I retrieve those fragmented moments and reconstruct them as surreal images,” explains the artist…art, photograph coupled with depth and augmented reality..that is actually reality….