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THEME #37Winners2022AUG

SELF-PORTRAIT

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In this body of work image compositing or multiple exposure techniques are not used. I projected my self-portraits onto different surfaces to explore the relationship between a photo, light, the self, and the environment. Some photos were inverted to become negatives and projected, which made them inaccessible to the regular eye but became more real as soon as the photo taken of it is inverted, bringing the “real” to the “unreal” and the “unreal” to the “real.” This project is still ongoing and in its early days.

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Kaiji Takaoka

Born 1998 in Tokyo Japan and currently enrolled in Temple University Japan. Awarded the 2022 Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan Swadesh DeRoy Memorial Scholarship Photo Category for a photo-essay exploring the Japanese beef industry titled ”Rethinking the Status Cow.” Exploring subjects in documentary photography, art photography, and film making.

Jury selection

プロジェクションという技法には既視感があるが、それでも面白さがある。すべてアナログ操作で行なっている点も良く、今後つづけることで形になりそうだと思った。技法への情熱が強い分、「自分」という存在へのジレンマや切実な思いのような表現の根っこみたいなものが弱く見えてしまうのが残念。

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THEME #37 SELF-PORTRAIT

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2023AUG

THEME #46

PLANT LIFE

JUDGE:
Stephen Gill

DEADLINE:
Until October 16th

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