Miho Kajioka

Miho Kajioka – ‘As It Is’

Miho Kajioka’s series ‘As It Is’  – capturing the passage of time inspired by Japanese aesthetics of the empty space and the concept of fleeting, fragile beauty of the changing seasons.

“These fragments of my life, from various periods and against changing backdrops, are not so different from each other, and the differences that remain aren’t important. Happiness, sadness, beauty and tragedy only exist in our minds. Things are just as they are.”

Miho Kajioka – As It Is

 

In the spring, cherry blossoms,

In the summer the cuckoo,

In autumn the moon, and in

Winter the snow, clear, cold.

Zen monk Dogen

 

Source – artist statement.

 

 

Miho Kajioka – ‘And, where did the peacocks go?’

Miho Kajioka’s series ‘And, where did the peacocks go?’ – gathering emotional fragments to document the atmosphere after Japan’s 2011 disaster.

“After the Fukushima nuclear plant accident, I found a blog about peacocks that were left in the evacuation zone, within the 20 km limit. I started imagining those peacocks, walking around the empty town with their beautiful wings spread. The image I had in my mind seemed so far away from what was going on in Fukushima. It was as if two different layers of images – the disaster scene and beautiful peacocks – were overlapping with each other without being unified…I started to see different layers in almost everything…”

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Miho Kajioka -And, where did the peacocks go

 

The series is collected in a book but the 1st edition of only 50 copies is sold out.

Read here the feelings and emotions behind each of the photographs