Special Issue on the Mt. Rokko International Photo Festival 2013
BEYOND THE TRAIN WINDOW -The Face of Place-
by Takatoshi Masuda
Raised on a small island with no trains, it was my childhood dream to go on a train for an exciting adventure. Even after my dream has came true when I moved to an urban area for university, watching the sights passing through a train window was still somewhat spacial. These pictures were the challenges to capture the scene of my dreams taken from a train window.
The picture was digital processed by layering ten to fifteen images to create a multi-exposure like effect. By doing this, it was possible to combine the changing sights taken from a train window as a single image which different time and destination coexists.
Now the trains are part of my life and I often travels around Kyoto, Osaka and Kobe in Japan. It was an attempt to capture the surface of my life's sphere and condense it into a picture. I want to call the scene made by this “The Face of Places.” And this is the scene of the dream I imagined as a child.
Takatoshi Masuda is a photographer based in Hyougo & Kyoto, Japan.
To view more of Takatoshi Masuda's work, please visit his website.