Selected by Yoshihiro Ikka
Publisher, Libro Arte

Statement by Yoshihiro Ikka

A place in the cliff, and other portfolios
by Yosuke Yajima

I'm interested in the way we look at things, and particularly the way in which our preconceptions shape the way we view our everyday surroundings. As humans we inherit our way of thinking from the past and tend to have trouble looking beyond what is in front of us. I believe photography is a medium which can encourage us to reconsider how we see ourselves and the world.
I want to highlight the unreliability of our preconceptions. In my photographs, who the subjects are, where they are, and what they are doing is not important. They're nothing more than borrowed shapes with no definite or particular meaning. For me what is important is disrupting the unconscious flow between the viewer and the photograph, so that the viewer can stop and start to imagine what is happening for themselves.

Yosuke Yajima is a photographer based in Tokyo, Japan.
To view more of Yosuke Yajima's work, please visit his website.

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