roots [Honorable Mention]
One thing.Try taking photos from different angles,
different part,different lighting,different day.
It seems the same but different.
It seems different but the same.
The difference is for our own reasons.
I wonder if nothing has really changed.
Born in Kanagawa
2017 studied under Kayoko Asai
2021 freelance photographer
This work presented by Noritsugu Katayama gave me great joy and demonstrates what photography does so well and is also a reminder of perception, point of view, light and so many factors and a reminder that nothing happens twice.
Noritsugu photographed a single house plant on mass. The images are presented as one. All 48 of them and all square made in colour. The slab of an image is presented as a grid, 6 wide and 8 deep.
The images show a single plant photographed extensively from different perspectives, angles, light position, point of focus and the visual common thread seems to be that the plant stems are all stretching and weaving vertically through the images. Its again very simple and works well and I read it as calm, as it is busy.
A healthy reminder of personal perception too and how not only do we all see things differently, but how even out own frame of mind plays a part in perception. Like when an audience leaves a cinema after a screening and that audience though have viewed the same film, they have also seen a different one to the rest of the audience. Thank you, Noritsugu, for taking photography back to basics, and I mean that in a very good way.