The practice of photography is my means of personal and spiritual cultivation. In my journeys and daily life making photographs of my surroundings is a contemplative and poetic process. The images I make address those things that I can sense when deeply, narrowly, and secretly tuned into the heart of my experiences.
Toshi Ueshina, who completed his residency here at CPW in the summer of 2005, is an artist and teacher based in Charlston, South Carolina. After receiving his MFA in photography from Arizona State University, he went on to exhibit his work in galleries across the country including Light Factory Gallery and Penland Gallery, both in North Carolina, Period Gallery in Nebraska, and the George Eastman House in New York. His photographs are in the permanent collections of Third View Projects in Tempe, AZ, Northlight Gallery also in Tempe, Gallery Dot, as well as Honenin Gallery both in Kyoto, Japan, and here at CPW. Toshi continues to work on individual, collaborative, and research projects that involve techniques that range from digital imaging to 19th century photographic processes.