the World of the Dead
by Umi Fukuma
I guess the photograph is to obtain the world. The world for me was always that I can't do.And the world I want is a positive world which never fades and it's like root.
In my work, I photograph a kind of spiritual existence, something beyond the act of human, while being conscious of Japanese animism to divinize natural object and phenomenon.intrude into the place and pray for meeting something. And facing each other.I'm looking for the things that root of human universal feeling in such act.
I'm strongly influenced by modern art, especially "Waterlilies" by Monet and "Blue Period" by Picasso in the expression, and Giacometti's attitude and the sense of value in the work.I purely think that I want to describe I see.("Giacometti" written by Isaku Yanaihara)
Umi Fukum is a photographer based in Tokyo, Japan.
To view more of Umi Fukuma's work, please visit his website.