VII. For my last postcard for now I would like to post this image from my photo book, Sunlanders, because it means so much to me as something emblematic of a street photography image. When I was working on the project traveling throughout Japan, I had Robert Frank's The Americans on my mind. Like
VI. Editing my photobook, Sunlanders, was extremely difficult. I had many, many prints I rather liked but I wanted the book to have a certain atmosphere, and moreover, I wanted to avoid preconceived ideas of Japan as much as possible, which is why at first, this picture was not included in the
V. On January 1st, 2015, it started to snow and it didn't stop all day. It looked forbiddingly cold outside. My wife was nine months pregnant and I just wanted to relax before our son was born because everyone was telling me how much my life was going to change when I became a father. So I was
Postcards from the Darkroom Series "Back by popular demand, Postcards from the Darkroom is a feature on Haptic Press by Sean Lotman. All images posted will be scans of his color prints handmade in his darkroom. A lover of narrative and color and travel, Sean hopes to tell a story or at least convey
III. Photography can be like a spiritual exercise. Through a camera, you are learning about yourself, who you are, what do you see, figuring out what the world looks like, or better, what it can look like. I like reality all right, but I prefer surrealism. I don't go for fantasy so much as I go
II. In spring, 2012, there was a partial eclipse over Japan. My wife and I were staying by the Kamo River and were able to view it for a few minutes with special glasses, but I was more interested in seeing the crowds staring up at the sky. So I rode down the river, marveling at the many sorts of
Postcards from the Darkroom Series "Postcards from the Darkroom is a new feature on Haptic Press by Sean Lotman. All images posted will be scans of his color prints handmade in his darkroom. A lover of narrative and color and travel, Sean hopes to tell a story or at least convey a feeling. He is
Sean Lotman just published the most incredible color street photography book -- titled Sunlanders.