Art & Design

To Pick Up the Shadow - A Photography Workshop by Toshiaki Hicosaka

5 April 2017, London

Photography captures images of the world through the use of light. Could the shadows also create a visual experience – one that does not appear under the light?


This workshop invites you to take photos in central London at night using a unique and somewhat unorthodox method. The existence of light is essential for photography, much as it is for seeing the world with the naked eye. This is true even for photo shoots that take place in the evening, where typically natural light is supplemented by the use of a flash function.


Workshop participants are asked to bring their own digital camera that has a flash function. The artist Toshiaki Hicosaka will provide you with his original analogue device that can be attached to the flashlight, which creates a shadow in the midst of light. In this type of photography, imagery is brought forward through darkness instead of brightness.


The artist will exhibit selected photographs from the workshop as part of his forthcoming exhibition that opens on 30 May 2017 at the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation in London.


Facilitated by Eiko Honda


Sponsored by Shiseido Group

5 April 2017, 6.50pm

Daiwa Foundation Japan House, 13/14 Cornwall Terrace, London NW1 4QP UK

Tel: 020 7486 4348

Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation