Issue #12 / Talent / Lieko Shiga
Leiko Shiga's belief in the transcendent power of the photograph
verges on the religious. As the printed image reveals itself in the
darkroom, Shiga plays with the axis of time, floating with the
image before it settles, before it becomes permanent. The act of
creating a moment of frozen time is akin to prayer for her. Now it
exists: it is evidence.