Takeshi Shikama – ‘Silent Respiration of Forests’

Takeshi Shikama’s series ‘Silent Respiration of Forests’ – a collection of photographs inspired by the power of the forest.

Takeshi Shikama - Silent Respiration of Forests

Takeshi Shikama – Silent Respiration of Forests

 

“It is the “invisible world”, hidden behind the “visible” that I have been working to capture…

One day in early autumn in 2001, just as twilight was setting in, I had lost track of the mountain paths. I happened to wander into a shady forest, where I found myself suddenly seized with a strong desire to take photographs. The following day, I set out once again, carrying my camera with me this time, and searched for the same forest. This experience made me realize that I was not taking photographs of the forest out of my own will,  but that the forest was inducing me to take its photographs.”