While Wataru Furuta’s professional career has consisted on shoots for ads, TV shows, films, and stage performances, one personal series focuses on ocean landscapes. Ten years ago Furuta moved with his family to Hayama, Kanagawa Prefecture and here he began taking pictures with a camera as if writing a diary as part of his daily life. The innocence found in his professional photography is also discerned here, yet these images capture the beauty of the ocean’s calm and the fearsomeness of its turbulence with an awareness of its special kind of beauty and drama inimitable by humans. With quiet inflections of color and form, these photographs reveal emotions that appear differently each time and leave strong impressions upon the viewer. Furuta’s gaze also expresses his desire for his three sons to grow and develop a good relationship with the sea, giving these works an expansiveness not usually found in ocean photography.