“Where the light is brightest, the shadows are deepest.”

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe -
Issei Fujita arrives in Italy during the year 1999. Until the 2005 he is engaged collaborating in the CARPE DIEM projects: among others are the projects SARTORIA and LINEA. The collaboration get interrupted during the same year. After the experience Issei begin to develop an own project, where there is a first meeting of Light and Darkness. This project spring up as a collection of five t-shirt, which colors are impressed on the fabric through a process usually used in the develop of photos. mThe words “Lumen” and “Umbra” relates to two aspects which are at the base of the phenomena of the world.  Thanks to the meeting of Darkness and Light that all the phenomena get visible. Forms and colors get life from the encounter and combination of the two.