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Pool Series

Geometric photo of a swimming pool shot under water surface.
An underwater cross, summer swimming pool.
Crosses under water, summer swimming pool.
A cross and many bubbles, under water, summer pool.
Sky, looked up from under water.

Taken with single-use waterproof camera.

I, a life-long swimmer, who find the most out-of-ordinary images while swimming, one day decided to record what is really taking place at a common neighborhood swimming pool.

In purified moments of simple awe, I witnessed even a symbol like the cross could escape the weight of history and merge into the otherworldly.



Pool Series (1999-2004)
From top:
Three Crosses
Single Cross

The series was exhibited at Create:Fixate Photography Show, September 2006, Los Angeles, curated by Jason Elias.

Monochrome 1982

Vast parking lot of a auto manufacturer, Yokosuka, Japan.

A dog with a leather collar, Miyazaki, Japan.

Mirrors facing each other in a dimly lit rest room, Tokyo, Japan.

A camel, a tourism worker, Miyazaki, Japan.

Black and white photo of a group of people at a rural train station from 1982.

Three Girls in matching white blouse, Miyazaki, Japan, 1982.

Black and white photo of a girl in a bathing suit with border stripes, wearing a smile.

Black and white photograph from 1982, of parked cars and lounging drivers on the summer beach.

Taken during a short while I spent at photography school in Tokyo, early 1982. Re-discovered by myself sometime in 2009.


From top:
Datsun Lot (Yokosuka, Tokyo)
Dog (Nichinan, Miyazaki)
Rain on a Rail (Tokyo, Jppan)
Lavatory Mirrors (Kanda, Tokyo)
Camel Profile (Nichinan, Miyazaki)
Station (Miyazaki, Japan)
Three Girls in Matching White Blouses (Miyazaki, Japan)
Best Friends (Ibaraki, Japan)
Don’t Ever Change (Ibaraki, Japan)