Yoshiyuki Oki – ‘On the frog and his life’

Yoshiyuki Oki – On the frog and his life

 

Yoshiyuki Oki’s series ‘On the frog and his life’ – “When a child, I found a small dried-up frog about the size of a fingertip and took it home. Carefully I put it away in a box together with other useless things. A dozen or so years later I came across the box. The frog had turned into nothing but bones. I found the transformation beautiful.

My eyes are turned to small things or ordinary scenes, the things easily overlooked. With a camera, we can photograph only the surface of things. But once I have them as photographs, the sensation that I had when I saw the small things begins to turn into something substantial,  which always gives me surprise and joy.

I am collecting the photographs.”

Yoshiyuki Oki – On the frog and his life