Brett Weston Inspired, Cactus Detail, 1996
4"x5" Platinum Photograph
Signed, Excellent Condition
Corner Mounted/Matted on 11"x14" Museum Board
As I look back over my 40+ years of collecting I don't think anyone is now more prolific on turning out great images month after month than Ryuijie. I first met Ryuijie in the late 1970's as I was working in a local Camera store. In 1981 I opened my own photographic supply store in Monterey. It was at that time I started collecting Ryuijie's photographs.
With the history of such great photographers in our area like Edward Weston, Adams, Baer, Brett Weston, Bullock, Crouch, Weber, Gilpin, Sexton, Millea, Casanave, plus so many more, no one with the exception of Brett Weston (who had a 65 year career) has been more prolific than Ryuijie. For over thirty-five years he help raise two children, worked full-time in a local print shop and still has had time to turn out one spectacular photo after another, week after week.