Honorable Mention / 2021 / Fine Art / Landscape

My Mindfulness

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    Noriko Aoyama
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I edited the old 4x5 film photographs and combined them with new photographs that captured my attention strongly even in the midst of this pandemic. Focusing my mind on sensing only whether something was beautiful or interesting, I forgot myself. It felt like there was an accumulation of memories, both conscious and subconscious, that were densely stacked on top of each other like layers of the earth, and I was merging records and memories from different points in time.
This, for me, turned out to be an exercise in objectifying the past and the present to maintain a neutral state of mind.

I am trying to explore my subconscious and visualize it. This is because I was able to be healed and take a positive attitude by doing so. I have lived in the world of commercial photography for a long time, but for the rest of my days, I would like to look at and express the difficulty of being alive and the darkness of the heart that we all experience.

Awards ・2020 : Critical Mass Finalist Top 200
・2020 : 15th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards , 4 Honorable Mentions
・2020 : PX3 Prix de la Photographie de Paris , Honorable Mention
・2020 : International Photography Awards( IPA2020 ) , Honorable Mention
・2018 : International Photography Awards( IPA2018 ) , Honorable Mention