First Composition
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Composition (meaning) :  the act of combining parts or elements, a structure, something which is composed, an aggregate material, an artwork

This is the past and could be the future as well. It is Earth and could be another planet as well.
What do humans do when first setting foot on an uncivilized land? Surely, they would start by looking at the scenery before their eyes and walking on the ground beneath their feet. They would then start walking and deepen their understanding of that land. And to leave a footprint, evidence of their having been there, they will maybe leave something there, create something, bring in something, or build something. They will rejoice in finding out new phenomena and making new discoveries, and their curiosity will lead them to make many experiments. They may also sometimes fail and go back to the beings in that land to pray.
All of these behaviors make humans, which are only one of many entities in the universe and in nature, appear as particularly unique. In their pursuit of harmony with nature and the land, they sometimes achieve results which are far from harmonious. Human behaviors and creativity sometimes become as contaminants to the universe and to nature, but humans from any age have never stopped in their attempts.
These photographs represent that which comes right after primitive human behavior: the first action driven by creativity. In other words, this "First Composition" is a representation of the first acts of creativity upon reaching a new land, which are unique to humans, and the scenery which these acts create.

Composition(意味): 構成する、組み立てる、構造物、構成された状態、作品

これは過去であり、未来のことでもあるかもしれない。地球であり、他の惑星のことであるかもしれない。
人間が未開の大地に着いたとき、どんなことをするだろう。きっと最初は、目の前の広大な風景を眺め、足下の大地を踏みしめる。そしてやがて歩きだし、大地への理解を深めていく。さらにその地に存在したという足跡を残すため、何かを作り、運び、建てるかもしれない。新しい現象や発見を喜び、冒険心から様々な実験を試みる。また、何かに失敗し、大地の存在に立ちかえり祈りの行為を行うこともあるだろう。
これら全ての行動は、宇宙や自然の一部であるはずの人間をとてもユニークな存在に見せる。自然や大地との調和を図りながらも、その試みのすべてが調和を生むとは限らない。人間の行為や創造物は、宇宙や自然のなかの異物となることもあるが、人間はいつの時代もそれを続ける。
これは人間の原始的行動の次にくる行為、つまり人間の ”創造性による初めての行為”とそのあとに残る風景の描写である。言いかえれば、初めて大地で行う人間特有の行動とその創造物から成り立つ風景「First Composition」である。