Late summer, a summer that ends like fireworks
I captured the memories of a summer with my girlfriend who is no longer with me. I asked her to wear a yukata (summer kimono) as is typical of Japanese summers, and shot it at the seaside in the evening to express the sadness of a summer that would soon pass. It's photographed slightly underexposed with a film camera to emphasize that emotion. I added a touch of sadness with sparklers, fireworks that scatter instantly.
Born on June 11, 1996 in Akita, and currently lives in Tokyo.
Mainly posts photos of people on Instagram.
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