It's no secret that I've had a long love affair with Japan. Their culture, point of view, food and sense of tradition is something I have great respect for. On my first trip to Japan three years, I discovered the photography of Daido Moriyama and Rinko Kawauchi, two Japanese photographers who are known for being very influential on 20th century photography. Today, I got an email from one of my favorite galleries in Portland, Charles A. Hartman Fine Art, introducing me to the work of Issei Suda, another Japanese photographer. I find his work both subtle and incredibly evocative yet unlike anything I've seen before. He is represented exclusively in the US by Charles A. Hartman Fine Art. Spend some time on the gallery's site exploring his work.