We live our lives with ourselves as the protagonist. Yet, behind such a story, countless lives exist simultaneously with each their protagonist of their own, interwoven with every other life. In this body of work, I gave each of my friends an instant camera and asked them to photograph their usual days. My aim was to see whether the various reality they face every day would surface visually. By presenting these images as separate contact sheets, I regarded each frame as a metaphor for a lit window and thus, attempted to present the everyday as a collective. In the present times when our attention towards our daily life is heightened, it was my intention to reflect and rethink the possibility of a certain awareness and improbability within our relationship with others.
Atsushi Momoi was born in Osaka, JAPAN. His main theme of photography is to depict the relationship between inner and outer self – in other words, to visualize the fluctuating connection between his subjectivity based on layers of memory and the world itself as a recognition object. He currently lives and creates in Tokyo, JAPAN.
Judged by Tomoko Yoneda:
This work that attempts to visualize the existence of countless individuals and lives feels refreshing. The clear portrayal of these people’s everyday pops out of the dark frames and guides us to the hope in a dark cloud, leaving behind our current anxiety.