Getting out into large open spaces
In my last article, I discussed why I started taking photographs as well as the things I prioritize when taking photos.
In this article, I’d like to talk about how I developed my own photographic style.
The piece I talked about in my first post, “By the ocean” did not spring out of nowhere, so to speak. It was the product using my past works as a base for a broader perspective. The trigger for this work was my 3rd year university piece entitled the “Land of Sand”.
At the time I was searching for something to define my photography. Then during my summer holidays, I all of a sudden had the itch to go see one of Japan’s 3 largest dunes, the Tottori dunes, and I took a trip there.
Sand blowing in the wind, people appearing tiny in the vast landscape, the haze on the horizon…it was the first time I had been so completely taken by such a majestic landscape, and I found myself pressing the shutter well into the night.
What I realized in the process of creating this work was that I was actually not taking the dunes, but a vast landscape of ineffable splendor.
Since then, I have always been seeking vast spaces in ocean scenery, and the result was “By the Ocean”, which I introduced in the first installment.
The most important thing in taking photos of vast spaces is composition.
The importance of the location of people in the photo, communicating the pleasantness of the space.
The shutter is pressed when that amazing feeling that can only be felt by people in that particular space, a feeling that cannot be described by words, is felt.
Getting into vast open spaces. This was the trigger for me starting to take photos, and is the theme that has come to define my work.
Born in 1991 in Fukushima Prefecture, but now living in Tokyo.
He graduated from the Department of Photography, College of Art, Nihon University in 2014 and presently works in a studio in the capital.
2011 group exhibition 35,654,400 sec Gallery LE DECO
In 2012 he participated in the first Nihon University photographic exchange exhibition
2013 participated in Nihon Daigaku’s 「2 newcomers, come on out!」Shinjuku Nikon salon bis exhibition