Yugen Photography

About Yugen Photography

Alan Stacy  astacy (at) yugenphotography.com


Gallery visits by appointment:

Peridot Fine Art Studio & Gallery
13766 Center Street, Carmel Valley, CA


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Artist’s Bio :: Alan Stacy :: Yugen Photography


My interest in photography started at age 15 when my parents succumbed to birthday requests to buy a Minolta 35mm SLR directly from Japan. After my Father built a darkroom in the family basement, I was hooked for life on capturing light on film and paper. I attended Rochester Institute of Technology for courses in Photographic Chemistry and Instrumentation hoping to be part of JPL and the exploration of space through imaging. Alas, after realizing that the mind of a photographer (at least mine) was far different than the mind of an engineer, I left school to pursue a career in graphic arts and design, spending years in darkroom labs under the glow of red lights, juggling developing trays.


Branching off into technology writing proved to be a worthy career change at the advent of the personal computer, while relegating photography to a wistful sideline. More forks in the road brought me back to digital photography; the study and appreciation of Japanese art, haiku, and calligraphy; and the practice of zazen. This eclectic mixture culminated in the current exploration of the yugen aesthetic and the resulting Ghost Flower Collection. Go figure.


Read my artist statement, "The Art of Yugen" and learn more about the yugen aesthetic and the Ghost Flower Collection.


Enjoy the “beauty behind the biology of flowers".

Currently works are on display at Carmel Valley Art Association and Peridot Fine Art in Carmel Valley Village;

The Sisters Gallery and Frame Shop, Sisters, Oregon

 Carmel UU Church November 2015  - January 2016

Cambria Art Artists Association and Gallery May 2016


Contact me at astacy (at) haiku-productions.com to buy prints or discuss art.  Follow me on Facebook .

All images and text copyright 2016 Alan Stacy @ Yugen Photography

All images and text copyright 2016 Alan Stacy @ Yugen Photography