Akihiko Miyoshi’s use of depth of field accomplishes effects that seem as though they were created through post production. Each photo has two subjects: himself and the object he is photographing.
Through simple geometric shapes and colours, he creates a hazy view on the world, making the audience question what is the meaning behind his work. The inclusion of his self in the photographs provide viewers with something to ground the work on. The abstractions are no longer fully abstract, and the play between what is in focus makes us wonder whether it is the abstraction he wants us to turn our attention towards or him as a subject under the “filters” of abstraction.