Light, Color, Geisha

Portrait of the geisha Makiko of Gion Kobu
Portrait of the geisha Makiko of Gion Kobu

For legendary photographer Jay Maisel, photography is about "Light, Gesture, & Color." For me, it has always been Light, Color, & Geisha (or Maiko).

If you look at this portrait of the geiko Makiko, I hope you see what I mean.

I have been writing this blog for almost four years now, and I have chosen most of the almost 200 photos I've posted because of the stories behind them, not because I felt the photographs were representative examples of my work.

So, going forward, I hope to strike a better balance between photographs connected to anecdotes about the world of geiko and maiko and photographs that I believe best represent the kind of images I make, images that hopefully do not need many words to explain them.

Images of light, color, and geiko!