My site’s history celebrates its first anniversary.
The days and months pass by quickly.
It’s a common expression, but I really feel that way.
I’ve been uploading photos for the past year. There are over 500 photos. The themes vary from time to time, and I don’t know what I’m aiming for. I can only say that I’ve been taking pictures according to my mood at the time. But now I think it’s okay that way.
However, I’ve become increasingly frustrated with such “impromptu” ideas. I want to take one more step forward. Recently, I’ve been thinking that way.
I’ll try to challenge myself to see if it’s possible to brush up on my skills. On Instagram,
I have 1,700 followers in the past year and will soon reach 2,000 followers. I’m truly grateful for the support of people around the world who are interested in photography, especially monochrome expression.
Obtained a camera at the age of 8. What is that?
Yes. Simply put, I have lived with cameras for over 60 years. However, that does not mean that I was a photographer. I also took photos as a hobby in between various jobs. In other words, I was just an amateur when it came to photography.
Losing everything and seeing what was there
As mentioned on my profile page, I have not received any professional education in photography.
I am self-taught. Last June, I lost everything due to various circumstances. I even experienced living on the streets in the summer. While lying in the park and observing people passing by, I felt that I could see a world that I had not seen before. Through such experiences, I became passionate about capturing the world through a lens.
My companion is my camera and lens
Until recently, I thought that my past experiences might affect my photographic expression.
But that is meaningless. Rather than that, since I lost everything once, it is better to reset everything from the past. Instead of restarting, I strongly feel that it is easier to think about photography and life by shutting down the system once and booting up again. In other words, it means being reborn. It means being free from oneself who has died once and starting a new life. This is how I came up with this simple idea. As long as my physical strength lasts and my mental strength can be maintained, I will continue to move towards a new way of life. My companion is my camera and lens.