Life is beautiful.
Memories are a source of energy to live a full life. Even if they are a little vague, the ones that remain beautiful can be called happy. I have a lot of memories, and they form the person I am today. Friendship and affection become melancholy, multiply affection, and make me gentle. Stimulation and discovery become wisdom and make me grow into a saint. And I'm always looking for the door of nostalgia.
I wanted to be a painter, but when I started painting, I could never finish it. It was then that I realized that there were moments in my daily life that I wanted to capture in pictures. So I started taking pictures. I am grateful for the people with whom I spend my daily life together.
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