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When I became 20 years old, my father died by suicide in 2003. The white paper from the Japanese government about suicide ratio say, the biggest number of people died by suicide in the year since the statistics had started. And my father was 59 then. I’ve got 11 years of age since then. My memory about my father was reconstructed with its expanding/reducing partially. The time elapse appear to me as the physical and mental distance from the point of death.
I’m attempting to combine both my personal memory and the transformed information as the fragmented code like numbers on the statistics or photographed image. Several Expanded/reduced images trimmed from a photograph of my father are represent the sense of a reality about memory fragmented or transformed. I am also attempting reconstruction of my father’s existence here. Each images function as metaphor to indicate the connection of each different point spatially and temporally. And the expanded/reduced image trimmed from a photograph of my father is represent the sense of a reality about memory of the loved one.
I would like to use the photograph to generate the alternative possibility based on my physical reality that seemed to be authentic depend on my personal relationships. I’m not trying to tell the reality itself. I’m talking about the question “what is the reality?”
This is a starting up my photographic study about what the function of images on the photographs.
self published/ 私家版
2014.11 /approx 257x364mm Cover: Silkscreen on transparent flim Bind: twin loop Paper: TABLO (Takeo paper company in Japan)
She said she wanted to die, and that was what propelled me to start taking pictures of her. I then started seeing the accumulated images in a different light to discover the photography again. By connecting each code which was happened as a result, I tried to tell a story about something else. Although this is just a simulation of loss in future, it also tells about points we've passed through.
self published/ 私家版
2014.9 / 200x138mm cloth-bound cover / selected rich paper
Daichi contribute his text about the method and the consideration process about pursuing his project. His personal background strongly connect to his photographic works and approach to the world by using photographs. Japanese only.
2014.4 / 210x148mm soft cover / Japanese only
“Why do I take photographs?” Sitting before the huge volumes of news broadcast every day, I considered this. I needed to have some kind of justifiable reason for myself. As more time passed, I started to feel a kind of impatience. Impatience with the vast news inundating us, with the words of television commentators.With the tone of the “experts,” the acts of people in the nuclear power industry, the frustration of government officials.A sense of discomfort, and a sense of crisis. In fact, my justifiable reason already existed within myself. Most likely, from long before.It was to resist the negative prediction that accompanies the immense reality. So, I headed to Fukushima.I didn't know Fukushima.I didn't know about the nuclear plant there, or what led to its explosion on that fateful day.I wanted to know this place called Fukushima.I felt the responsibility to know it. To know what kind of lives people live, what jobs they do, what scenery they gaze at, what films or novels move them. What color flowers grow, and what color is the sky? I felt that knowing these things was absolutely necessary, even more than any other things.For an outsider such as myself.And, possibly for many outsiders. I felt the need to know this actuality. (Quate from the postscript)
2012.03.11 / 260x210 soft cover / Japanese only
日本国内 サイン入り 一冊 3456円 (税込み・送料無料)
Written in the time of initial stage as photographer carrier of him. 2 other winner of JAPAN YOUTH DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD wrote each text for this book.
ISBN 978-4807411016 / Japanese only
Copyright 2012 Daichi Koda. All rights reserved.