When I take pictures, I feel as if I am the only one left in the world. Gradually, I realized that this feeling was not due to the absence of people in the viewfinder, but to the fact that I was trying to keep people out of the viewfinder as much as possible. I value this feeling very much, and I feel that my ideal photographic image is close to this line of thinking. I've decided that my ultimate goal is to take portraits without people in them.
Judged by Tim Barber:
Inspired by the Grand Prix, Takahashi Miki’s work, I thought it would be fun and interesting to make a compilation of the widely diverse and eclectic work submitted for this contest. When edited and organized, the “memory” submissions, sent in from dozens of artists, become a kind of collective-memory-collage, a dream sequence of disparate clues from a kaleidoscopic narrative.
* This work was included in a curated collection of works selected by the judge Tim Barber from a number of submitted works. See the collection