Paintings and poems do not become better or more attractive simply because they have aged, but all photographs become more amusing and touching as they age.
There is no such thing as a bad photo, so it is not as if I am missing the point when I say that there are just some that are not very interesting, not very relevant, not very mysterious.
The adoption of photography by museums has accelerated the process that time brings, making every work valuable. These photos of mine may be worth something in 100 years.
The American poet, T.S. Eliot, said
“We shall not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring. Will be to arrive where we started.”
The spirit of exploration dramatically, symbolically and clearly, develops the individual.
The place we reach at the end of exploration may be the place where we began, but the landscape is layered, still visible to us in different ways.
Japan is getting smaller and smaller. We have to go out in search of the unknown wilderness. That is what is unpredictable and beyond human control.
Today, experience has become stale, and the sense of adventure supported by spontaneity has become rare. Words themselves have lost the power of meaning to excite people that they once had.
When Japanese policy calls for “GoTo Travel,” we already know what to expect from it. Is it possible that fulfilling advertised expectations has become the meaning of the word “adventure” today?
Many travelers don’t gaze first. The first thing they do is look at the camera.
A good photographer first captures in himself what he wants to capture with his camera.
They first create a relationship between themselves and what they are photographing.
In this way, seeing first is a creative process.
I dedicate these picutres to those who died of coronavirus in India. Kanzan is a representative variety of double cherry blossoms that are widely planted all over Japan.
Because I heard a man who took a bath at the Kumbh Mela said, “This year, we also prayed for the victims of the earthquake in Japan.”
p.s. Photography「Kanazan」was taken on April 11, 2021.
Cameras make exotic things familiar and familiar things small, abstract, mysterious, and far away. Some create a satisfying curiosity by taking pictures.
Something is happening in the real world, and no one knows what is about to happen. It happened in the visual world, and that’s how it happens forever.
p.s. Photography「Sakura and Camellia」was taken on March 31, 2021.
Compared to the pain of creating at the expense of self-sacrifice, it can be said that there is nothing far from the ease of photography. It must be the only authorized work of art production activity to produce a complete work with a single finger touch.
p.s. Photography「Spring Portrait」was taken on March 31, 2021.