I found this photograph while looking for a photographer to talk about in my Digital Photography class.
This photo, as evidenced in this blog post title, is Torii Gate, Koyasan, Japan by David Burdeny.
David Burdeny is a Canadian photographer who received degrees in Interior Design and Architecture, which influences his photographic work.
This photo is a part of his Saudade series from 2008-2012. “Saudade” is a Portuguese word that has no direct translation in English. He describes it as “melancholy; a desire for what was or what could be; a desire to be anywhere but the present”
I found this one photo particularly interesting because I like how the Torii Gate is a bright red color that stands out among the dark trees, making the viewer focus in on that one place.
Check out David Burdeny’s website here if you liked this work