I often observe familiar townscapes and roadside.
I realize that there are lots of life in places no one notices.
Generally speaking it was a kind of garbage.
All of them, things with form are certainly disappearing, things with life are definitely going to die.
When I captured the last figure in the photograph, I decided to freeze the time and to keep it forever.
I think that staring at the shade is equivalent to accepting the preciousness of life.
I stared straight, and also I made a stage right then and photographed with the sunlight.
I wanted to photograph even the soul.
Eventually they became my precious treasures one by one as “Collection”.
Entries form: 30 560 x 60 mm prints and eight 1100 x 1500 mm prints on HC-FPL300MC SiHL Lustre Photo Paper, total of 38 items
The artist's statement is poetic, but I sense a disconnect between his words and what he is attempting to express. Despite the varied motifs, they are all captured as if identical in the artist's eye and he brings an interesting perspective to the subjects, whether organic or inorganic. The focus is soft, and I'm not sure whether it is deliberate or the reason for this. The soft focus weakens the impression, which I feel is a little regrettable. I selected this artist for an Excellence Award more for the potential I saw in his work than the work itself, and for how tenacious he was in his challenge, the massive size of the prints, and the number of items he entered. In the end, congratulations on winning this award.
|1981 – Born in Miyazaki Prefecture|
Graduate of the Japan Institute of Photography and Film
|2010||Honorable Mention Award, Canon New Cosmos of Photography|
|2011||Honorable Mention Award, Canon New Cosmos of Photography|
|2013||Honorable Mention Award, Canon New Cosmos of Photography|
|2016||Konica Minolta Photo Premio winner|
|2018||Wonder Foto Day Curator Award|
|2018||Grand Prize at the 7th Emon Awards|