I was hit by a car not long ago. My entire body grew hot as I bled profusely. The accident made me realize that I had been living shut up in my room and ignoring my body. As I soaked in my own blood, I experienced an acute joy that I had never felt before in recalling that, along with the pain and fever, my body existed.
And so I began to look at other people's bodies as if looking at my own. It was like remembering a language that I no longer spoke. I found a small loophole in my tough body, which had previously seemed to be a distinction between me and others.
Book (A4 format, 100 pages, 75 photos used)
I love the rawness and texture here. I identify with the gritty-dreaminess in this work, the obscured and erotic portraiture really captures an experience laid bare and unpolished, there's no fuss. The prismatic bands of light cast over bodies and flaring exposure gives me a feeling of ethereality and possibility.
|1994||Born and continue to live in Tokyo|
|2017||Graduated from the Department of Imaging Arts and Sciences at Musashino Art University|
|2018||Won the Grand Prize in the Photography category at the 18th 1_WALL Graphics Competition|
|2021||Won an Excellence Award at the 44th New Cosmos of Photography|