Photographer Will Slabaugh is best known for photographs that turn seemingly mundane scenes into visually stunning and engaging images. Most often the subject matter of his work is landscape and architecture as seen through the lens of a large format view camera or full- frame digital camera.
In his body of work entitled Japan 7/16 explores scenes of everyday life throughout the country of Japan as seen from a Western perspective - similar to the way in which Robert Frank’s body of work The Americans provides a look at American culture from the viewpoint of an outsider. Although there are photographs of majestic mountains, forests and temples.
In Will’s work, it is the images of everyday life and the ordinary that speak the loudest about the ideologies of this extraordinary culture.