Lights in the City – 写真を始めたきっかけ

カメラを使い始めたのは高校生の頃。写真を撮ることが好きだった。ただその頃は、まだフィルム写真の時代で、自由に好きなだけ撮ることができたのは、デジタル写真の時代がやってきたときからだった。キャノンD30 デジタル一眼レフを手に入れて、7年間愛用した。

アートとしての写真を意識して始めたのは40代半ばからだった。学校で写真を習ったことがなかったので、アートとしての写真をダマソ·レイズ氏から学んだ。カメラはD30からLeica M8に変わり、フルマニュアルで写真を撮ることを学んだ。



I started using a camera when I was in high school. I loved taking pictures. But at that time, it was still the era of film photography, and it was only when the era of digital photography arrived that I was able to take as many pictures as I wanted. I got a Canon D30 DSLR and used it for seven years.

It wasn’t until my mid-forties that I started to consider photography as an art form. I learned photography as an art form from Damaso Reyes, as I had never learned photography in school. The camera changed from a D30 to a Leica M8 and I learned to take pictures in full manual mode.

As I pursued photography, I sometimes found myself thinking deeply about what art is and why I chose to pursue an artistic activity. Ultimately, I think these questions had to do with the search for an answer to what the meaning of life is.