My grandmother and their families of my mother's side have been in farm work for generations.
One day they decided to rebuild their old house which was 83 years old and I got a good chance to take a photograph of their old house and new house.
Their house has been 950 meters over the sea level standing against storong wind and heavy snow every winter.
At the end of the winter the snow started melting and the house got to show it self.Furniture was first moved out and it looked so empty.After rice planting all of windows were taken off to.I could see the old one-storied house when we performed ancestral rites to disassemble it.Daily life of the farm was as usual.
My grandmother and their families were working on the field while the reconstruction was going on.
Many cables which were coild around building frames looked like blood vessels.
And those blood vessels got filled with flesh and gradually changed into a new residence for my grandmothers.
It is not that cozy in here because it's very new now.
But in time it will be getting cozy and old and someday its frames'll be getting bent in time like an old man.
It is the same way as we are born and grown and getting old.
Repeated farming every year.
A house which has been aresidence for farm family for generations.
The landscape that seems to be always same probably will get changed slowly and face the crisis.
The field will be widen and we'll get through winter and greet the New Year again.
I was taking a photograph of the life of the house and the lives of humen there.
01 / 05 - 13 大阪ニコンサロン
三木淳賞 / Nikon Miki Jun Award winner
12 / 01 - 07 新宿ニコンサロン
05 / 16 - 25 全州国際フォトフェスティバル (全州郷校 韓国)
12 / 01 - 12 Birth展 (CANSON Gallery SEOUL 韓国)
11 / 20 - 26 Juna 21 (大阪ニコンサロン)
09 / 23 - 29 Juna 21 (新宿ニコンサロン)