Flower Condition




 このシリーズでは花の多様な状態 - 今にも咲きそうな花、満開、燻されている、ぽろぽろと崩れている、冷凍されている、枯れている、枯れた後の花 - を展示している。私は常々、対立する要素が力強く互いを引きつけている様 - 影と光、黒と白、生と死 - に惹かれているのだと思う。ヒトに対しても同じように。




     After I did a series of portraiture, I decided to work on still life. At first, I found still life more difficult because the flowers were just there, and no one to encourage me. After a while, I had an impulse to capture the moment of when to discard a dead flower.  Then I started observing a bunch of flowers carefully, and picked each one to capture the instantaneous epiphanies.

     This series shows various conditions of flowers; ready to bloom, vibrant, smoked, crumbled, frozen, dead, after death. I find it beautiful when conflicting elements attract each other in a world; shadow and light, black and white, and life and death. This is my feeling towards human condition too.

     Photography has been a way to find and express my emotions. From my own work, I discover/rediscover my feelings based on all of my thoughts, esthetics and experience from environment and culture I grew up in. It is a process of creating a space to listen and ask myself what is it to be truthful.

     In seeing this short life and all its conditions, I firmly believe that I am not afraid of life or death, nor anything in between or after death.