"Inland Sea Seto 2015" at SHISEIDO GALLERY
Solo exhibition in Tokyo Ginza, 2016/3/2〜3/25, 6600×4400/mm
「瀬戸内海の朝陽2015」
​銀座資生堂ギャラリーでの個展にて

TELENS

In Japan, lots of people visit the Mountain to see the first Sunrise of the year (hatsu hinode), and they pray for a wish with their hands together to the rising sun.  I developed new photographic technique “TELENS”(TE is the Japanese word for HAND). It is a unique hand-pinhole exposure.  TELENS is extremely difficult to form a subject image.  Only when I visited a special place for me or met someone that I loved so much, I want to capture and hold their lights in my hand like a prayer.  I express more than thing which I have seen, my mental impression recalled from the past.   TELENS is a concept based on the premise of placing my bare handhold in front of the exposure aperture in the camera. The natural light is framed and filtered by my hand-pinhole. Some light can pass through deep under my skin containing myoglobin as a muscle pigment, and make photography appear to glow red color. TELENS takes this process further and discards the use of mechanical lenses.  I like to think of it as a new form of physical photographic expression that intimately ties the photographer, the camera and the subject together in an all-inclusive process of creation. All my photography work is created WITHOUT any digital photo editing. 

古来から日本では太陽や月など光るものを崇めてきました。私は特別な被写体に出会う時、その光を手で握り、撮影します。私はその技法をTELENS(手レンズ)と名付けました。レンズを外したカメラボディの開口部に手を当てて、握り具合で露出を調整し撮影します。手の皮膚と血液が持つ赤い色素(ミオグロビンとヘモグロビン)が透けて、赤い色が写り込みます。身体表現と写真が融合したパーソナルな写真表現です。結像させるのはとても難しく、記憶や愛にまつわる思い入れの強い被写体でなければ成功しません。あらゆるデジタル加工をしません。

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雑誌Penにて特集されました。​(2018年4月号、70ー71P)

 ‘TELENS’ was featured in the lifestyle and art magazine Pen in April 2018.

photo by Abe Akihito.

ひ出づる海 Sunrise in Japan (日立)

ひ出づる海 Sunrise in Japan (日立)

ひ羽ばたく海 sunset in Japan 2016(柏崎)

ひ羽ばたく海 sunset in Japan 2016(柏崎)

記憶 sunset  2016

記憶 sunset 2016

私の瀬戸内海 my sea 2015

私の瀬戸内海 my sea 2015

煙突とコドモ My chimney 2015

煙突とコドモ My chimney 2015

父の車 my dad's car 2015

父の車 my dad's car 2015

忘却のコンクリート old apartment 2015

忘却のコンクリート old apartment 2015

忘却のコンクリート old apartment 2015

忘却のコンクリート old apartment 2015

忘却のコンクリート old apartment 2015

忘却のコンクリート old apartment 2015

初体験 my first museum 2011

初体験 my first museum 2011

おじいちゃんが死んだ。I lost my grandpa 2017

おじいちゃんが死んだ。I lost my grandpa 2017

おじいちゃんが死んだ。I lost my grandpa 2017

おじいちゃんが死んだ。I lost my grandpa 2017

思い出 his chair  2015

思い出 his chair 2015

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Collected by Sato Foods Co., Ltd.
"Inland Sea Seto 2015"
"Inland Sea Seto 2015" (TELENS, photography) 3600×2400/mm

「瀬戸内海の朝陽2015」
佐藤食品工業株式会社 パーマネントコレクション
新社屋ビル2F にて(新潟)