I love all my works equally. However I have favorite works when I standing
on the view point of spectator. The photo I took at Hyannis beach of Massachusetts
in 1992 must be one of them.
Late summer, in the offing of private beach in Cape Cod, a family stands
on the floating board. Perhaps as getting low tide or high tide they are
coming back to shore one after another. I don't know in detail
But I feel their emotion on the floating board as if I am there. Smell
of sea breeze, sound of wind, faces of family member ... if I got into
the scene, I would feel some sorrow of the late summer in it.
I think it includes an important factor to see photo works. (at least my
I don't have experience passing vacation at summer house. I have not spent
summer days in the nature of Massachusetts neither. So, how can I mentally
synchronize to the people in the photo? May be, I found some similarity
to my own experience.
I can't tell you exactly where I got the same emotion. It might be on a
row boat in heavily crowded summer beach around Tokyo or top of the water
slider. But It's sure that my experience connects with the emotion of people
in the photo unconsciously.
My photo works are not travel photos. So I would like you to see my works
finding some similarity to your own experience rather than difference.
I don't think so many peoples have encountered "Cuban old woman holding cigar at the corner of her mouth". But maybe, there were a stubborn old woman like her around you. It means
that. And if you don't find any similarity in your experiences, then you
see the work as unknown thing.
Explaining how to see the works. What a nosy photographer I am!
"Floating board, Late summer" Hyannis, Massachusetts, USA 1992
Cape Cod summer