Street Photography Awards 2015
For me, living as aphotographer must be my last resort to survive in this world but I don’t simply just take photos. It is more like an expression of my passions, memories and ideology. Especially, through black and white photographs, I can revive them as parts of past myself by pouring my aesthetics, philosophy and soul into all-layer subjects flowing in parallel with unconscious world or invisible phenomenon in space-time without boundaries. And, once before I have took photos of models, musicians or performers live several times, not at studios, but now I prefer to shoot on/off the street, which I don’t know what will happen, whom I will meet to, some day or somewhere because I get great joy from new discoveries whenever I’m shooting there.
So, my current black and white photo art style can be strictly defined as “BORDERLESS” (No Border), a word, which encapsulates the following 7 concepts: (1) A renaissance of the soul (2) Symbiosis with all this world’s phenomena (3) The eternal conflict with time and space in the universe (4) Beat myself, beat my core and beat my existence* (5) Resistance against all invisible pressures (6) Warning against the hegemony of civilization, science and fashion (7) One love in Chaos. (*The origin is one of my basic slogans: “To beat my SELF, beat my CORE and beat my EXISTENCE. That’s my PASSION, my CHALLENGING and my LIFE. And…! That’s my ART and SOUL in this world.”) Additionally, my simple philosophy for living on in this world and for taking photos is: “Everything is in flux and nothing is permanent. No one can stop the flow of time. So, the act of me taking pictures in an instant is a modest resistance of just that.”