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* This project thema is "Together With Meditation

~ A better day today and an even better day tomorrow ~".

2020, the year of COVID-19. The pandemic shut down the world and changed our  personal relationships in unprecedented ways, to the ones with distortion.

And yet, I walked forward slowly along with the days going by and I realized the importance of emptiness, innocence, assimilation, prayer and devotion.

Meditation calms you down and resets your ordinary thoughts. You would be deeply relaxed after immersing yourself  in all “five senses” while the bustle of the city keeps bothering you.Listen  to the wind, smell the flowers and feel the sun.  Focusing on the here and now, you would face yourself  and relieve your brain fatigue.Reduce negative thoughts and practice positive thoughts. That will bring us a richer life and peaceful days.

This time I found the best places to meditate and my works express the directions to step forward from yesterday to a better day today, and to an even better day tomorrow.To pass down the subjects my lends was focused on to the next generation, I used films and printed them in silver halide process. My works will hopefully open the door for the coming generation to meet a new world.

* This project thema is "瞑想とともに ~昨日より今日、今日より明日~".

2020年、コロナ禍。閉塞的な日々、稀な位置関係、そこに生まれる微妙な歪み。

それでも、月日の流れとともにゆっくりと前進していく日々の中で感じた、「空」「無垢」「同化」「祈り」「無心」などの大切さ。その空間で出会った被写体の数々。そして時折、光陰に浸りながら今しかできないことを見つけ出す。

心を落ち着かせる瞑想は、日常の思考をリセットし、喧騒によって忘れがちな“五感”に集中することで、深い安らぎを得る。風の音、花の香り、陽の感触。今この瞬間に意識を向けることで自分の内面と向き合い、絶えず働き続けている脳をリラックスさせる。ネガティブマインドが減り、ポジティブマインドを増やすことで、平和な日々、豊かな人生につながる。

今回の作品では、自己が瞑想体感をしやすい場所を見出し、昨日より今日、今日より明日に向かって行く、前向きな方向性を表現している。見つけ出した瞑想空間での被写体を次世代へ継承するため、あえてフィルムで撮影し、銀塩プリントで再現した。これらの作品によって新しい扉が開かれ、次の世代の人々が、新しい感覚で、新しい時空に出会えることを願っている。

Guide

      I used a large format of 8 x 10 cm. In photography, we consider both Latent image and Visible image. Latent image is present in invisible. It is produced by the exposure to light of a photographic film.
      I actually see a huge potential here. After developing the film and fixing on printing paper, it becomes visible at last. This process through the latent image is the greatest feature of film photographs.

Meditation

      Awareness ; the state of being conscious, without any judgement or evaluation in the present moment.
      Reference
      Mindfulness Based Meditation
      Japan Institute for Mindfulness in Leadership