Category Archives: photography

Photography「Greenhouse Flowers」Japan (2021)

Photographs are a shortcut to turning the past into a consumable object. Any collection of photographs is a surrealist montage practice, a surrealistic shortening of history. My photography is now making history from a pile of fragments of my photographs.

p.s. Photography「Greenhouse Flowers」was taken on March 30, 2021.

Photography 「A Trifle Animal, Goat」Japan (2021)

Photography「A Trifle Animal, Goat」was taken on March 24, 2021

In 2021, I photographed a goat near the parking lot of a tofu shop, an early example of how I completely changed the idea of beautiful photography.

I am gradually moving away from lyrical subjects and carefully exploring the ordinary, the flashy, and even the boring. If each distinct object, state, combination, or process represents beauty, it would be shallow to pick and choose what is beautiful and what is not.

I do not doubt that the dignity and beauty of the world lies in every little piece of the world. I do not doubt that there is much more to a trifle animal, goat, than I think.

Photography 「The Village Blacksmith」Japan (2021)

It is the age of nostalgia, and photography is a great way to stir up nostalgia. Photography is the art of poetry, the art of twilight. Photography is the art of sorrow. To photograph people is to face them, see them in a way that one never sees them, to know them in a way that one never has.

p.s. Photography「The Village Blacksmith」is taken on March 24, 2021.

Photography「Rural Landscape」Japan (2021)

Recently, photography has become as entertaining as dance.

That means that photography, like any popular art, is no longer art for most people. It is primarily a social ritual, a defense against anxiety, and a tool of power.

These pictures I took are fine art pictures.

It doesn’t matter what kind of activity is in the picture, it needs to be taken and taken care of.

p.s. Photography「Rural Landscape」was taken on March 23, 2021.

Photography「Shidarezakura」Japan (2021)

Photography「Shidarezakura」was taken on March 23, 2021.

Taking a picture means making what is photographed your own. It means putting oneself in a certain relationship with the world, which seems to be the power because it seems to be knowledge. 

And, to collect photos is to collect the world. In photographs, images are also objects, light, inexpensive, and easy to carry, accumulate, and store.

Photography 「The Red Weeping Cherry Tree」Japan (2021)

I went to the park just north of the mountain. I started shooting without seeing anyone. The red weeping cherry tree in the Edo Higan category was in bloom. The flower color is dark, and there is no such feature.

I put a coffee tumbler on the ground.

24 shots were taken with an 8-megapixel Canon Powershot. It’s a camera that’s commonplace everywhere. The only difference is that I put on a black strap to keep the camera from dropping.

It’s convenient to shoot flowers on Sunday afternoon, but it’s a different story when it comes to shooting wild birds.

There is only one thing to do on a sunny day in spring. Take a picture of the cherry blossoms.

p.s. Photography「The Red Weeping Tree (Beni-shidare-zakura) was taken on March 14, 2021.