TIFA 2022 Book / Nature

Forest of Misty Vision

  • Prize
    Silver in Book/Nature
  • Photographer
    Kazuaki Koseki
  • Agency / Studio
    Photostudio Koseki
  • Photo Date

This work was shot over a period of seven years in the forest of Shirakawa Lake, which is flooded by meltwater for a month in the spring. Themes of the work are "the world woven by the humidity", unique to the northern basin surrounded by mountains; "the world woven by mountains, forests, and rivers" that create it; and "reality and unreality". Kazuaki Koseki is looking for answers to the environmental problems that occur at the same time while conveying the beauty of this scene created by the construction of the dam. 写真集「霧幻の水森」

Kazuaki Koseki 1977 born in Yamagata, Japan. His work is devoted to the landscape of Yamagata and Tohoku, Japan. Evoking the five senses through the four seasons, he photographs the world—weaving the mountains, the forests, and the rivers together. This is because I became familiar with fly fishing from 20s and naturally felt awe. This is to convey and protect the many problems that I have felt while walking in mountains, forests and rivers, such as "nature that changes due to Global warming" and "environmental problems".