Japan has long been on my list of places I would love to photograph, but I could never make the trip happen. Once given the opportunity, I was not sure where to even start. I was only going to have one day, and I knew I had to make it count. With my meetings concluded, I jumped the Shinkansen bullet train and headed south from Tokyo to Kyoto.
I made my way to the Fushimi Inari Shrine early but not nearly early enough. Walking up to the first gates, it crowded with people. Upon initial view, I was worried that I would not be able to create a photograph that described the beauty of the way the shrine wove its way through the landscape and up the mountain. I also didn't understand the scale of the shrine.
As I climbed step after step, more and more people fell away. After an hour of climbing, sweat rolled down my back as I approached the summit of the mountain. Gate after gate, I climbed. As I neared the peak, I found a quiet spot to pause and catch my breath. I realized I was in a place to capture the image I wanted, an image that I call the Stairway Beyond.
Limited Edition Prints
11” x 14”
Limited to: 25
Paper: Moab Juniper Baryta Rag 305 - 100% cotton true baryta fiber paper.
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