11 December 2006

invited guest: Skorj

I recently bought a book by the amazing japanese photographer Daido Moriyama and got very curious about japanese photography. My curiousity made me have a walk around the internet to see what I could find. Suddenly I found some breathtaking photos by a photographer named Skorj. I'm very delighted to be able to present them to you.
invited by: markus andersson

"Life is about the feelings we take from being. Photography is a combination of our memories and the tools we use. Finding the right tool to represent the memories is difficult sometimes. Sometimes the tool overrides the memory. I try and use my camera & film to represent the memories, the feelings, what I had from being there... Not the memories of the equipment, but the memories from me, the memories of a life in Japan.

The lonely windswept castle, the radio-tower dreams of modernity, the mists covering a mystical lake, the proud oba-san and motorman with his 1950s machine.

This work was taken with a 1975 Polaroid 195, and Type-665
negative film cleared in the field with mugi-cha.

More can be found at: www.filmwasters.com"



Anonymous said...

A beautiful mix of old and new, foreign and wellknown. I liked the athmosphere of these photos a lot!

Anonymous said...

These are excllent! Thanks for drawing our attention to them. I am also a big fan of daido moriyama

F said...

The second from the bottom...I like them all but that one gives me goosebumps. Thanks for sharing and thanks Markus for the invitation!


Anonymous said...

Oh, this is fabulous! All the pictures, and the "filmwasters" too, are a delight! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Far from what I am doing but wonderful! Strange and beautiful. I must see more of your work!

Anonymous said...

Cleared with mugi-cha, eh? Seems to be a great way to produce something quite unique.

Very nice to see this, indeed!

Eff said...

There is really alot to discover in your photos. Fascinating work.

Anonymous said...

Magic pictures. I am glad to see your fine contribution to our blog. Love all of your pictures here.

Anonymous said...

This is really some great work, so nice to see and get inspired by!

Anonymous said...

beautiful images .. very beautiful ..