Turning back to earth
I wanted to leave something that would eventually disappear.
I live in Tokyo.
After my grandparents passed away, my parents inherited their house in the countryside of Shiga and are now living there. I was not born nor raised in that house.
As someone who lives in the city of Tokyo, every time I return to the countryside, I would see a barren, depopulating town, one I disliked for to its inconvenience.
I don't think I will live there, inheriting the house like my parents.
A house that will eventually disappear, and my parents.
A scene that will never be seen in the future.
Thinking so, I found an irreplaceable beauty within this barren, ordinary sight.
Uses photographs to define his encounters, feelings, and questions during his travels through a unique perspective.
1988 – Born in Osaka
2019 – 42nd New Cosmos of Photography - Honorable Mention by Sandra Phillips
2020 – 43rd New Cosmos of Photography - Honorable Mention by Mikiya Takimoto, 22nd "1_WALL" Photography - Winner
Sentimentality is a dangerous quality in art. Deceased grandparents and an abundance of flowers could be a recipe of disaster. But Tetsuo Kashiwada handles these elements with an understated elegance that moved me.