"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。

photo by Abe Akihito.

my sea 2015

my sea 2015

I lost my grandpa 2017

I lost my grandpa 2017

my dad's car 2015

my dad's car 2015

his smoke 2020

his smoke 2020

sunrise drive in Ibaraki 2016

sunrise drive in Ibaraki 2016

sunset drive in Niigata 2016

sunset drive in Niigata 2016

sunset drive in Niigata 2016

sunset drive in Niigata 2016

I lost my grandpa 2017

I lost my grandpa 2017

his chair  2015

his chair 2015

his chair  2015

his chair 2015

old apartment 2015

old apartment 2015

old apartment 2015

old apartment 2015

old apartment 2015

old apartment 2015

Chimney 2015

Chimney 2015

first museum 2011

first museum 2011

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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」
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his chair  2015