Taku Aramasa was a graphic designer up until the 1960s when he made the decision to focus on photography. In 1980 he met his parents from whom he had been separated since the Second World War, from this point on he started work on reuniting Japanese war orphans with their families through photographic contributions. In 2000 he started his Horizon project, in which he set out to capture landscapes that were untouched by people or animals. These pieces through the way in which Aramasa Taku captures and develops the images have a real sense of depth and realism. Single images are created through the layering of many and reworking the images once they have been printed. This process is known as OROgraphy, adding more texture and depth with the application of gold leaf to the backs of the photos building up the shadows giving a more life like image.