Some photographers want to shoot the same thing that pleased their readers in the past. That’s the end of them. For most photographers, the period of creativity is short.
They listen to the words of praise and believe it. Only one person makes the final decision on what he took. It’s the photographer himself.
When photographers are at the mercy of critics, editors, publishers, and readers, it’s over. And, needless to say, when a photographer becomes swayed by fame and wealth, he has no choice but to drown in the lake with algae.
I’m not in a photo contest. I have never sought fame or money. I wanted to take and store photos the way I wanted. It’s just that. Otherwise, I will defeat by something worse than death.
Photographs aren’t valuable, but I need them.
But when I still start to question my ability to create photographs, I simply look at other photographers. Then, I realize that I have nothing to worry.
My contest has only me as a competitor. I go through the competition fair with vitality and energy, joy, and a spirit of the challenge. If not, it doesn’t matter anymore.
Yoshida K. & Kenichi S. (2003). Summary of the Geology of the Kaimon Dake District . Japanese. (pp. 80-81).
Retrieved January 15, 2021, from Geological Survey of Japan, AIST.
When you take a photo, you have to take it smoothly. It may be out of focus and rambling, but if you take a photo smoothly, everything will shine with the momentum of joy.
Carefully taken photos are dead pictures.
I want this year to be the most productive year for me.
I’m not competing with anyone. The problem is what to do while alive.
I think there is glory in action and challenge. I don’t care about death.
The important thing is today, today, today.
There is nothing that makes people stop shooting unless they try to stop it themselves.
If there’s something he wants to shoot, he’ll. There is nothing to lose by shooting.
Your eyes will burn hot, and you will face death.
You should proceed with it steadily.
Ibusuki’s Sunamushi Onsen is a natural sand bath that is rare in the world and warms the body with the warm sand from the hot springs that spring from the coast.
When you lie down in the sand while listening to the sound of the waves, you will feel like you are embraced by nature. It may be much easier to live in this world without the photography business than without the plumbing work.
However, nothing starts even if I scream in the same place. Outrageous things always happen, which is causing more outrageous things. What a corona era. What a life.
p.s. Take Route 226 south and drive to Ibusuki forever.
Chiran Peace Museum preserves and displays materials left by the deceased Army pilots of the unprecedented Tōkko operation in Okinawa during the final moments of World War II. “Tokko” means “Special Attack” in Japanese and refers to a military tactic of ramming attack in which pilots crashed themselves and their aircraft into enemy warships. “Tokko” is better known as “Kamikaze” internationally.
Triangular house is a replica of the real ones where tōkko pilots spent the nights before they took off on a mission. The wooden structures were half-buried and only the roofs were above ground. They were called “triangular houses” because all you could see were the triangular gables.
We all die, no matter who we are. It’s only natural that we will love each other, but that’s not the case. We are threatened by trifles, depressed, and easily defeated by trivial things.
Pearl Habor, U.S.A.
Everyone is walking around. And I’m there with those people too. But where else can we go? Hot spring? Do you stay at home all day and play as a photographer? Wear a hat or something.
The photographer is not responsible for anything other than what he has taken. There is nothing to bear on the reader other than the effect of the work.
The best readers and the best people are the ones who support me in secret.
p.s. Reiwa Period (2020) Photographs of Sengen-en by Yasuharu Nagura
I was proud of my mountain climbing and enjoyed much lively scenery. Every day, struggling to connect with the world reminds me of being given great blessings.
This world is beautiful. We are determined to love the numerous joys of the world. I feel that if you look into nature, you will understand everything better.
p.s. I succeeded in climbing Tengukurayama（▲522m) via the Kumano Kodo on November 14, 2020.
An easy way to interact with nature is a trip. The journeys that people who suddenly have free time often bring beauty and satisfaction. I had a happy time. Even now, these photographs will immediately remind me of the fascinating mountains on a small street in Mie prefecture.
p.s. The afternoon I spent traveling was satisfied on November 14, 2020.