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"

/Skorj.






10 comments:

C said...

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

Alexander Hogan 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!

/Christofer

abeku said...

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

mary c. mitchell said...

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

j. s-g. said...

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

Very nice to see this, indeed!

Espen said...

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

ulf said...

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

mikael said...

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

john said...

beautiful images .. very beautiful ..