The images in the series “Kan-nagara” were the first photographs that Issei Suda had taken after falling ill in 2015. He had lost all desire to take photographs for ten months. Then, on February 1, 2016, Suda took his camera, got into the car with his wife, and finally began shooting photographs again. Due to his condition, many of the photographs in the series were taken while in the car.
“My wife and I have taken day-long car trips with no careful plan. We have driven along the shores, in the mountains, and have encountered scenery we had never seen before (…)
I have been told that I see things that others simply do not otice. And now, things have become clear to me that I didn’t notice before. When I was caught up only by what was under my feet or before my eyes, I couldn’t see or feel things which existed, but only off in the distance. All of us are living in this world, I believe, not knowing that we are surrounded by such real, but invisible things.”
— from Issei Suda’s afterword (included in Japanese and English translation)