Location: Tokyo, Japan
I want to express love through my work. Because everything in the world is based on love. Everyone loves family and lovers. But I think it is important whether it is directed around us. If it is not directed, it will sometimes create disparities or create conflicts. And only love may have the power to bring all things together, even across races and disparities. So we should spread the sense of love outward and spread the link of love more and more across the various communities.
Based on such an idea, I started a project to vacuum pack a couple and everything around with a landscape. Not only a couple who loves each other but also everything around them is vacuum-packed, and eventually the whole landscape is vacuum-packed, creating an image where everything in the world is one existence. The shooting location is the most important place for them. The things you love will be one, and the world will be one. I think that is an ideal form of love.
The world is in a coronavirus panic. People are both physically and mentally hungry to connect with others. Coincidentally, I think these works symbolize the desires of those people.