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Black and white photographs can be a good source of inspiration for anyone in the creative industry, when all colour is stripped from a photo, allowing the viewer eye's to notice the forms, shapes, and emotions of a photograph. Think Ansel Adams landscapes, Richard Avedon portraits, Henri Cartier-Bresson street snaps, etc. 

Japanese photographer Shoji Ueda's black and whites has been an inspiration of late, with his photos of Japanese people captured against the Tottori Sand Dunes in Tottori prefecture, Japan. What's amazing is that these photos may have been taken in the 30's, but they could even have been taken in this day and age, reflecting that timelessness and modernity often present in Ueda's creations. His photos are usually a combination of both Dali-esque surrealistic compositions and realistic portrayals.

Born in the little town of Sakai (now Sakaiminato) in Tottori prefecture in 1913, popular reception of Ueda's work came in the 70's. The Shoji Ueda Museum of Photography was set up in 1995, and houses 12,000 original prints by the prolific photographer. He passed away in 2000 from a heart attack.

Below are some of Ueda's most popular images from his body of work:


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