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    Takeshi Suga: Sakuramadelica, 2012

Do not adjust your screen, this is Sakuramadelica, aka pure joy, aka Takeshi Suga

Posted by Bryony Quinn,

The term psychedelia translates as “soul-manifesting” – a quite lovely notion of aesthetic potential. Lovelier still is Sakuramadelica, an ongoing photography project from Takeshi Suga whose woozy chromatic shots of sakura – ornamental cherry blossoms – fill the screen with the saturated colours of summer and spring and all things good in the world.

The use of Sakura in art is age-old but Suga deliberately plays on focus to blur the line between the double exposures and in-camera colour-effects he employs, creating a quixotic haze in which the familiar blossoms that evoke such specifically sentimental feelings, are rendered with a new, dream-like unreality.

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    Takeshi Suga: Sakuramadelica, 2012

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    Takeshi Suga: Sakuramadelica, 2012

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    Takeshi Suga: Sakuramadelica, 2012

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    Takeshi Suga: Sakuramadelica, 2012

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    Takeshi Suga: Sakuramadelica, 2012

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Posted by Bryony Quinn

Bryony was It’s Nice That’s first ever intern and worked her way up to assistant online editor before moving on to pursue other interests in the summer of 2012.