Honorable Mention TOKYO-2017 Fine Art / Landscape

Japan Waterscapes & Beyond

  • Photographer
    Olivier Robert

This project is a long-term work about the esthetic value of the man-made objects built on the lake shores or coastlines and the way they pertain to the landscapes. This continuous project started in 1995. Some important places such as the island of Hokkaidō, Lake Biwa, Uradome Coast and the islands around Kyushu have been particularly inspiring for their natural or man-controlled sceneries. Over time, the religious or fishing structures left alongside or above the water deeply affect the perception of the landscape one can have. They gradually belong to the landscape until they are completely mingled. Their remains deeply call me to mind for their singular expression and sometimes for their spiritual presence.