As a fruit farmer and breeder, I continue my efforts to appreciate the beauty of fruit as a plant. As... Read More
As a fruit farmer and breeder, I continue my efforts to appreciate the beauty of fruit as a plant. As a second step in my homage to botanical art that photographed on a white background, then printed on parchment vellum), I wanted to do something that could only be done with photography, so I tried using a black background because it would establish a well-defined boundary with white flowers and the like. Moreover, I switched out the matte paper for glossy paper, enlarged images instead of sticking with shots of the same size and output those pictures in a large format print (B0+ paper) that described the fruit in greater detail.
I'm also a fruit breeder.These apples are a new breed of apples that I have selected and bred from naturally crossbred seedlings. If you want to obtain a plant patent for a new variety that you have bred, submit a summary of your records in the application, Table of Characteristic. Taking a cue from my experience with these procedures, I am trying to combine the important parts of the trait values into one piece.
In Japan, in plant patents, the number of characteristic values to be observed and measured varies depending on the fruit. That's the value of about 50 to 90 observations and measurements. For example, Fruit: general shape, size, height and length of the petiole... Leaf blade: length, width, pubescence on lower side... Taste, smell, etc. Specifically, 52 items are grapes, 66 items are apples, and 88 items are plums. Apples, plums, etc. must be accompanied by a decomposed photo of the flowers.
I've been working behind the scenes on this series to show how the fruit is made throughout the year and the process of growing it. I create and display large prints of these works on a single sheet of paper. I also show how many branches, flowers, leaves and larvae were thinned out during the year's work. I exhibited my work as if it were the ground. In addition, as a breeder, I made a photographic work of breeds that were eliminated in the process of breeding and selection.
New varieties of fruit trees are announced every
year. Farmers are switching to promising varieties and continuing to replant,
and there are many varieties that are disappearing. This is also an effort to
record the appearance of such varieties. The reason I say this is to show that I'm not just creating beautiful fruit portraits.