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Ghost Flowers Yugen Photography by Alan Stacy


Ghost Flowers Catalog of Prints

Copyright 2013, Alan Stacy wwww.yugenphotography.com astacy@haiku-productions.com 25480 Tierra Grande Carmel, CA 93923


Yugen Philosophy Yugen Photography compositions are digital haiga based on a style of Japanese painting and the aesthetics of  haiku poetry. In haiga, poetry and imagery combine to reveal the mystery of simple, and at times revealing, images of the everyday world.  In my haiga print series, photographs often combine with poetry, zenga, and textures to create meditative art for your home. 

Ghost Flower Series The Ghost Flowers series takes the natural beauty of flowers and reveals their inner yugen. We see flowers all the time, but when you look very closely, you become aware of another world.The images in this catalog are from a growing collection of high-resolution scans of blossoms, digitally enhanced to extract the beauty behind the everyday face of flowers, juxtaposed against contrasting textures such as wood, washi, and metal. The size and brilliant clarity of the images on your wall will bring a sense of the other worlds that surround your busy human life.

On The Concept of Yugen - 幽玄 (yoo-gane) “Yugen”  is  a sense, a sight, a sound, that reveals -- for a brief moment -- the mystery behind the world.   Yugen is the substance behind a haiku moment. The detail that makes you take a second look at a photograph or painting and holds your eye. It is an image that portrays “karumi” -- “a light beauty with subtlety, such as a shallow river over a sandy bed” (Basho). Yūgen is an important concept in traditional Japanese aesthetics. The exact translation of the word depends on the context. In the Chinese philosophical texts the term was taken from, yūgen meant "dim", "deep" or "mysterious". In the criticism of Japanese waka poetry, it was used to describe the subtle profundity of things that are only vaguely suggested by the poems, and was also the name of a style of poetry (one of the ten orthodox styles delineated by Fujiwara no Teika in his treatises). Yugen suggests that beyond what can be said but is not an allusion to another world. It is about this world, this experience. All of these are portals to yugen.  "To watch the sun sink behind a flower clad hill. To wander on in a huge forest without thought of return. To stand upon the shore and gaze after a boat that disappears behind distant islands. To contemplate the flight of wild geese seen and lost among the clouds, and subtle shadows of bamboo on bamboo." Zeami Motokiyo (Source: Wikipedia)


Galactic Morning Glory Size

Inkjet Print

Framed Inkjet Print

Aluminum with hanger

18x18

$200

$300

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20x20

$250

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24x24

$300

$400

$500


Red Dahlia Morning Size

Inkjet Print

Framed Inkjet Print

Aluminum with hanger

18x18

$200

$300

$300

20x20

$250

$350

$400

24x24

$300

$400

$500


Evening Dahlia Size

Inkjet Print

Framed Inkjet Print

Aluminum with hanger

18x18

$200

$300

$300

20x20

$250

$350

$400

24x24

$300

$400

$500


Earthly Cosmos Size

Inkjet Print

Framed Inkjet Print

Aluminum with hanger

18x18

$200

$300

$300

20x20

$250

$350

$400

24x24

$300

$400

$500


Coral Poppy Size

Inkjet Print

Framed Inkjet Print

Aluminum with hanger

18x18

$200

$300

$300

20x20

$250

$350

$400

24x24

$300

$400

$500


Startling Anemone Size

Inkjet Print

Framed Inkjet Print

Aluminum with hanger

18x18

$200

$300

$300

20x20

$250

$350

$400

24x24

$300

$400

$500


Summer Solstice Poppy Size

Inkjet Print

Framed Inkjet Print

Aluminum with hanger

18x18

$200

$300

$300

20x20

$250

$350

$400

24x24

$300

$400

$500


Eye of Summer Calendula Size

Inkjet Print

Framed Inkjet Print

Aluminum with hanger

18x18

$200

$300

$300

20x20

$250

$350

$400

24x24

$300

$400

$500


Gilded Lilly Size

Inkjet Print

Framed Inkjet Print

Aluminum with hanger

18x18

$200

$300

$300

20x20

$250

$350

$400

24x24

$300

$400

$500


Shy Gerber Daisy Size

Inkjet Print

Framed Inkjet Print

Aluminum with hanger

18x18

$200

$300

$300

20x20

$250

$350

$400

24x24

$300

$400

$500


Morning Glory Blues Size

Inkjet Print

Framed Inkjet Print

Aluminum with hanger

18x18

$200

$300

$300

20x20

$250

$350

$400

24x24

$300

$400

$500


Desert Night Bloom Size

Inkjet Print

Framed Inkjet Print

Aluminum with hanger

18x18

$200

$300

$300

20x20

$250

$350

$400

24x24

$300

$400

$500


Desert Moonlight Bloom Size

Inkjet Print

Framed Inkjet Print

Aluminum with hanger

18x18

$200

$300

$300

20x20

$250

$350

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24x24

$300

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$500


Sunflower Lioness Size

Inkjet Print

Framed Inkjet Print

Aluminum with hanger

18x18

$200

$300

$300

20x20

$250

$350

$400

24x24

$300

$400

$500


Chrysanthemum Fireworks Size

Inkjet Print

Framed Inkjet Print

Aluminum with hanger

18x18

$200

$300

$300

20x20

$250

$350

$400

24x24

$300

$400

$500


Moonlit African Daisy Size

Inkjet Print

Framed Inkjet Print

Aluminum with hanger

18x18

$200

$300

$300

20x20

$250

$350

$400

24x24

$300

$400

$500


To order prints online please visit www.yugenphotography.com or email

astacy@haiku-productions.com Custom borders on prints to match your decor are available as special orders. Yugen Photography

Haiga for Your Sanctuary Notes on prints. All images are available on photo satin inkjet paper or glossy aluminum substrate. Inkjet prints are printed with HP inks which are expected to last 80 years without fading. However, HP recommends to NOT place prints in direct sunlight. Aluminum prints are very durable and can be placed in areas of high humidity and direct sunlight. They come ready to hang. Prices of framed prints include EcoColor wood frames in Dark Cherry, Light Cherry, or Brushed Silver, with acrylic “glass� and an acid-free mounting board. Shipping within the continental US, via UPS Ground: Unframed prints $15. Framed and Aluminum Prints are approximately $25. Prices are subject to change without updating this catalog. Prices for all items are listed on the online website store at www.yugenphotography.com All images Copyright 2013 by Alan Stacy, Yugen Photography.


Ghost flowers Catalog 2013