I am trying to write a message to a friend where I compare their work to a famous Japanese photographer whose work I was familiar with in 2008.
For some reason Google is now flooded with the millions of images of amateur photographers everywhere, and I can not locate this man's name or any of his images.
I will describe what I remember of his work and methods, somebody please fill in the name!
Work : Ultra long exposure taken through a filter something like welding glass. On the order of 6 or more hours in daylight. Black and white. Artist held a small mirror and walked around the frame, reflecting sunlight directly back into the aperture creating interesting sparkles of light throughout the image.
The location of this photo is one of the famous, large intersections in Tokyo. Shibuya or Shinjuku. There are no people since their trace is not recorded by the very slow exposure. Obviously thousands of people walked in front of the camera that day, but the only thing we see are these pinpoints of light and the intersection.