Fragment of LTM13

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Fragment of LTM12

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Fragment of LTM11

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Fragment of LTM10

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Fragment of LTM9

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Fragment of LTM8

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Fragment of LTM7

IMG_6295_12_tougou_kirinuki9

Fragment of LTM6

ltm6

Fragment of LTM5

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Fragment of LTM / Site2

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Fragment of LTM4

IMG_5571_16

Fragment of LTM / Site

IMG_5703_7

Fragment of LTM3

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Fragment of LTM2

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Fragment of LTM

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Series concept:
Fragment of Long Term Memory (LTM), an ongoing photographic series, conveys an unrealistic world through fragments of reality. My understanding of reality comes from its moments of beauty, sadness, fun, perfection, and those days when nothing special happens. Many parts of our memories, however, are often forgotten, or difficult to recall. I retrieve those fragmented moments and reconstruct them as surreal images. I gather these misplaced memories from certain parts of our reality, and together they create a non-linear story, resonating with each other in my photographs.
I shoot landscapes as well as self-portraits in which I appear painted white. I also use materials such as body parts and models of buildings that I make myself using clay, wire and paper to make this unrealistic world. The work puts audiences in the ambivalent position of not knowing what is real and what is not.
My art shows that those two worlds—reality and fiction—are very intimate, and often appear without clear distinction. Reality is a key to access the unrealistic world, and unreality is also a key to access reality.