This was a time when coal mines everywhere were disappearing. I resolved to go to Akabira. It would be the first time in 25 years. Akabira, the place of my youth.
The shaft winder was still there. now reduced to a skeleton of a dinosaur, it gazed down at me in silence. Here it stood, all this time. So I said, aloud, OK, I’m going to shoot this. [..]
With camera and my eye, I catch a subject, stop time, and affix a skin of light upon it. This has been my work for the last twenty years.
-excerpts from the artist’s statement
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- Book Size
- 232 x 270 mm
- 64 pages, 40 images
- Publication Date
- English, Japanese
- Limited Edition