TOSHIYA WATANABE

 

1966
Japan

Toshiya Watanabe - Somewhere Not Here 4.jpg

SOMEWHERE NOT HERE 4

2015
Inkjet print
30 x 30 cm
Edition of 7

In his series Somewhere Not Here, Toshiya Watanabe goes into the depths of his consciousness to create his magic images. In his photographs of real landscapes, such as the sea, the city, and vegetation, reality disappears, resulting in a feeling of being not here, but somewhere else. Both instability and beauty exist in the pictures, for which Watanabe used infrared film. The series uses society as a subject, focusing on the something that appears and disappears underneath everyday life.

Watanabe originates from Fukushima. He and his family were impacted by the 2011 tsunami and nuclear disaster, which has inspired him in his photography.


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