Organic\u00a0exquisiteness. Understated elegance. Transcendent simplicity. These are just a few descriptions we\u2019ve come to associate with both Japan\u2019s landscapes and its best products. Commemorating the country\u2019s unmistakable ability to constantly say more with less are Auckland-based photographers Johnny McCormack and Meighan Ellis. Together they\u2019ve released a series of minimalist prints that capture the singularly vast aesthetic of Japan\u2019s natural\u00a0beauty.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nFrom each print expect vibes of stark isolation reconciled by a sense of spiritual design: the image of a lone tree symmetrically perched amidst a white winter landscape, or massive jagged cliffs hanging over a strikingly textured sea, or two trees immersed in fog. Nature\u2019s mystery and divinity looms large over the\u00a0terrain, with any traces of mankind noticeably absent from almost\u00a0every\u00a0frame.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nAccordingly, the images at first instil viewers with feelings of abandon or loss, however those fleeting impressions quickly segue into an internal wave of unspoken, profound serenity. And while some of the visuals capture landscapes in a state of epic repose, others depict nature in the midst of action--waves crashing or clouds rolling--the intrinsic stillness of photography juxtaposing with the kinetic energy of the subject. The image becomes something simultaneously violent and tranquil as it unifies solitude with solidarity to bone-chilling effect.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe brilliant J+M Graphics\u00a0are printed on fine archival paper and framed in a white frame box mounted behind perspex, set to the back of the frame. The prints are available through Specified Store, an Australian retailer specialising in lifestyle products that emphasise practicality by way of clean, unfettered design. These graphics definitely fit right in with Specified Store\u2019s overall aura, and would likewise duly heighten any modern home or office interior. These are some truly spectacular images.\r\nCheck it out\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nHave you subscribed to Man of Many? You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.