This series was taken at a snowy mountain ranging from 1,500 m to 3,000 m in Japan, aiming at the time when it was close to whiteout.
When the weather is rough, the clear vision disappears and the landscape gets fuzzy. The things that have been visible until now become obscure. Contrast and color diminish. Sometimes the sky and the earth are unclear. People and landscapes will melt as well. I am also ambiguous, as if the boundary with the surrounding things is lost and it mixes up.
And that space makes a difference with my recognition. The estrangement is the gap between recognition in the brain and visual perception. The landscape in front of me will betray a landscape in my head. I omit my own ego. It is not pre-established harmony, the weather and the earth go beyond me for ease. I become quiet, I lose my skill. Without resisting, just release the shutter to the landscape presented naturally.
The scenery in front of this eyes can also change very quickly. Only the “superb view” with good visibility does not necessarily have superiority to sensory equipment such as vision. The value of imprinting is a deja vu, and it is pre-established harmony. When people are captured by their consciousness, they narrow the possibility of seeing and the possibility of dialogue with landscapes.
The scenery under this environment is a stage that changes from moment to moment. Even if it is visually ambiguous, it is a firmly established landscape.