The Miniatures of Ichiyo Haga
Probably my favorite exhibition at Design Festa 2010 was the works of Ichiyo Haga (芳賀一洋, see his bilingual website here). His speciality is street scenes, miniatures, buildings and lit rooms so detailed and beautiful you can hardly believe you own eyes. For some reason his exhibition had been placed in the “dark room” so spotlight, deep shadows and a throng of people made it almost impossible to get decent shots of his amazing work. But have a look for yourself. Most of the street scenes are French, but he also works with more surreal scenes as well as Japanese and Chinese streets. Best thing is, his exhibition will visit Chicago next year, if you’re in Windy City over the next year you are in luck. Enjoy!