Things, which are light and transparent, look fragile like soft bubbles. When I visited my friends and had tea or meals together, I tried to find such materials, and took pictures of them. Some friends are still living there, and others have moved. Those who still live in the same place have used up their shampoo or remodeled the interior. The cut flowers withered and were thrown away. The places in my pictures are either gone or changed, and I realize that I’m taking pictures of something sad.
I want to go somewhere interesting. It is difficult for me to reject temptations. I always give in. I tend to go after the easier and more pleasant. I’m always searching for comfortable moments; the moment I begin to walk, the moment I listen to my favorite music, the moment I eat delicious food, and the moment I fall asleep.
In my daily life there are comfortable moments I look forward to. To me, taking pictures is just like getting such moments. It may happen in my room, on the street, at the ocean, or anywhere.
The only picture I value is that of a bathroom window. The clear crystal light and air depicted in this photo are materials that can hardly be photographed. If he made a series of such pictures, he could develop a new area. I do not understand why the picture of a girl is included. The idea of bubble and soap is too shallow. I expect more a extensive or deeper concept, and I want him to make twenty of such photographs. I’m very anxious to see them.
Selected by Fumio NANJO
The 6th Exhibiton of New Cosmos of Photography (1997)
Grand prix winner of 1997
Born in Saitama Prefecture, 1975.
Graduated from the Nippon Photography School in 1995.
Currently lives in Tokyo.
Exhibitions include “Aqua Garden” (Shinjuku Konica Plaza East Gallery, Tokyo, 1996).