I am a fruit farmer. In the daytime, I do farming work and cut branches at night to shoot indoors.... Read More
I am a fruit farmer. In the daytime, I do
farming work and cut branches at night to shoot indoors. My work is inspired by
botanical art. I came up with the idea when I was offering fruit with branches
to artist of “Botanical Art”.
"Botanical Art" was also a
pictorial book for distinguishing varieties at first. The classification method
using photographs is not required to be artistic at the time of filing a plant
patent. In the present age when photographic technology has been developed, it
is possible to capture the subject more accurately. Certainly, paintings have
the taste and warmth of handwriting. Through photography, I continue to strive
to create works that satisfy the aesthetic eye, such as "Botanical
At first, I shot with a white background
like “Botanical Art”. The paper is also carefully printed on parchment. These
are pieces of veal skin and prints printed on vellum. A copy of the work
printed on the parchment 'Vellum' in 2018 won an international contest and was
exhibited outdoors in eight cities, including New York, the United States and
Canada. Until about 4 years ago, I continued to work on a white background for
nearly 10 years. I photographed about 100 varieties of fruit.
Then, after thinking about what the
expression of a photograph is from the technique of finishing like a picture, I
started producing works with higher-definition print on a black background.
"Identification of Fruit Varieties" is a work that summarizes the
characteristics peculiar to varieties. These were printed in A0 + and exhibited
in Tokyo（SONY Imaging Gallery）this
year. I am exhibiting with works with a white background so that I can enjoy
comparing classic works with contemporary works.
It is organized so that you can see the
characteristic values that allow you to better distinguish the variety types.
If you want to register a new variety that you have bred, you need to submit
the records together in the characteristics table, which is an application
document. Based on my experience with such procedures, I am trying to combine
the important parts of the characteristic values into one sheet.