MONUMENT


アイボリーを基調とした渚の風景

全ては流れ去っていく、けれど。 ー

 

風景写真を撮る、特にメテオロスケープを撮るというのは、ある意味で趣味を優先した娯楽です。なので、時に「不謹慎」な存在かもしれません。

ただ個人的にこの問題に対して思っているのは、成果の中から醜悪さを閉め出さないようにしたらいいのではないか?ということ。

(実はフォトグラファーというのは、
 非人道的な戦場でですら、
 美しさを求めて撮影するものだけれども。)

 

そんな折に起きた、東日本大震災。

その衝撃は大きく、風景写真を撮り尚かつ真摯であるためには、もはや美しい波の写真
(たとえばSEVEN AND THE HALFのような)
だけを撮ってみせているというわけにはいかなくなってしまった。

そう思ったわけです。

そこで復興のひと段落したであろうおよそ1年後、
“初日の出”を狙って仙台に向かいました。

轟音に思えた波の音が静寂を破る深夜、
全てがなぎ倒されていた海岸沿いの道をひとり
歩いてたどり着いた写真。

祈念碑のような作品です。

 

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IVORY COLOR from “NAGISA”-SCAPE

– Everything should be gone in the end, however…

To take scenery photographs, especially Meteoroscape, is a kind of ‘craze’. Therefore, it can be said that sometimes it’s-only-a-joke. Who the hell need them in those severe circumstances?

But this is my opinion;

you have the right to watch the beautiful side anytime, if you do not neglect the ugry side.

Well, actually photographers have the tendency to seek organized scenes even in the disorganized horrible battle field for the report, don’t they?

This opinion was formed because of the Great East Japan Earthquake, which occured and almost exterminated the nation of Japan at March 11th 2011. It was not just the earthquake but tsunami followed by the meltdown of the nuclear reactors.

Before then, I used to take pictures of beautiful scenes only without any thought. I just wanted to make beauty beauty photographs and hopefully to make a living by doing it.

But that dream was over.

We must face it one day, that hideous truth, provided that we keep taking scenery photographs, I thought. To be sincere, I had to re-photograph ‘waves’ as I made SEVEN AND THE HALF for my work.

So that’s why I visited Sendai city from which the center of the earthquake was the nearest. It was the day, almost a year after since the earthquake, new year’s eve.

Some roads were still blocked. I started to take a walk alone in the mid night, listening the great sound of winter waves from far away. And just in time, I could get there, the once upon a beachside surrounded by pine trees but noticed everything was blown away as the sun was rising lit then, again.

These photographs are like monuments for me to avoid eroding away the memories.

 


作品名: DETAIL:
MONUMENT_01
MONUMENT_02
MONUMENT_03
monument_re_01
monument_re_02
monument_re_03
シリーズ:MONUMENT
撮影地:仙台周辺
撮影日:2012.01.01
撮影者:
COLOR:IVORY
ORIGIN:4032x6048ppi
ISO:200
ID:monument,
monument_REPLAY,
monument_re

 

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