Where Earth meets the sky is a transitional plane of both stark and subtle light play, much like the body of work Japanese photographer Mikio Hasui has produced in the last four decades straddling both the analog and digital realms.
Whether it’s calligraphy, the serving and drinking of tea, or the uniquely Japanese experience of listening to jazz LPs playing through rare vintage sound systems at specialized cafés, these ceremonies are revered.
The current range of Kondo Audio Note products is proof positive that Masaki Ashizawa has emerged from the shadow and reflected glory of his mentor, Hiroyasu Kondo, and has become a forward-looking designer in his own right.
Putting together a film about high fidelity that focuses on the importance of enjoying music is the exception, not the rule. So, as I watched Type 7 Film’s feature short on Devon Turnbull and his OJAS brand of bespoke loudspeaker, amplifier and cable designs, I was struck at how truly unique the approach was.