There's a lot going on in London this week and it gives me great pleasure to introduce another friend and photogrpaher, Eiko Soga, whose beautiful and delicate works are on show at The Garbstore in London's Notting Hill. HARU NO TORAI (the arrival of Spring) celebrates the beauty of Spring - normally a risky premise for a show in weather-prone England - but the Japanese take their seasons seriously and with the upmost respect. Coinciding with the boutique's new arrival of collections from Japan, themes of Spring and the beginning of Sakura (cherry blossom) mirror the fresh and light photographic works by Soga. Intricate painted gestures by hand on the photographs add an intimate element to the works that explore ideas of nature, memory and fantasy. Enjoy the Spring air and don't miss the exhibition closing this Saturday.

January 2007 05, 2009

HARU NO TORAI 19th April - 1st May 2010 10am - 5.30pm
The Garbstore
188 Kensington Park Road
Portobello, London W11 2ES