People often say to me, "You're lucky that all you have to do is go to places you like whenever you feel like it, and when you7re done taking photos as you stroll around, you can spend the rest of your time sitting back and drinking."
I agree with them 100 percent.
I myself wonder how I can make a living from taking such useless photos as mine.
They are not astonishing scenes, nor are they taken with superb timing.
They do not convey mystifying sensations or intense impressions.
They do not have healing effects, but neither do they push away viewers.
They are not difficult to understand, but they do not provide any definite answers.
Much less are they stories or documentaries.
This photobook, DRAGONFLY, which is a companion volume to GRASSHOPPER, will probably be seen as being quite an easygoing book.
But it's not bad to be able to continue taking photos in the way I do.
-Onaka Koji, afterword DRAGONFLY.