Just shine, Just bloom [Honorable Mention]
What can you leave behind in your limited time ?
What do I want to do? What do I want to photograph? How do I put it together into a work?
When I think deeply about this,in my case it always comes down to what it means to live and die. Recently,I have become interested in Buddhism and Buddhist statues,and there are things I can learn from them.
Now that I'm alive,I want to express the world in front of me with my thoughts right now.
What I imagine to be portraits of a grandparent or parent to the photographer who is photographed leaning over a kitchen table where a baby lies under a warm lamp on its back with another family member or friend helping. This image is void of any plant related or it appears so. This becomes not the case when understanding that another image showing a random unordered yet fantastic looking flower garden that is clearly planted by the grandmother. These healthy looking though delicate stemmed flowers are following my intimate portrait details of or imagine linked to the grandmother, a stark white leg and slipper, a pile of cut grass and the last image, one of the flowers from the wild garden joining a gravestone. I saw this work as a deeply personal and personal photographic study of overlapping lives of a newborn, an elderly lady, and plants of course that will span and bind time.
Thank you for submitting these images Motoki and I think it was a wonderful example of human and plant life side by side.