Knowledge of Miyoshi’s process is integral to understanding the structure of his works. His earlier series of images, titled “Abstract,” are meticulously built, staged, and shot with a large format camera. Miyoshi uses paint and masking tape—in red, green, and blue, the three primary colors that form a pixel—and often places it directly onto the camera lens. With mirrors and light, he morphs and multiplies geometric patterns to create an illusion of depth, often incorporating his own reflection from behind the camera into the works. A closer look at the final archival prints reveals traces of the materiality of his constructions in specks of dust and scratches.
In his later series, “Process Structure,” in addition to employing analog materials, Miyoshi delves into the algorithms of photo-editing software. After creating an image using paint and paper, he offsets the colors within Photoshop or manipulates the works with the help of a “content aware algorithm” that mines for forms depending on color or pixels.