TIFA 2023 Nature / Trees

Phantom Forest

  • Prize
    Gold in Nature/Trees
  • Jury Top 5 Selection
  • Photographer
    Takahiro Gamou

This is a dammed lake formed by the temporary accumulation of melted snow. Normally, the area is overgrown with trees, but for a limited time, a phantom forest appears on the surface of the water. It is a paradise as well as a phantom water forest, where birds and people can be seen nesting.

I have started photography since 2013. Because I wanted to preserve the beautiful night view of Nagasaki, which I visited on a trip, in photographic form. In the beginning, I mainly photographed night views of cities, but later I became fascinated with nature photography. I am currently on a quest to capture the scenery of Chiba, where I was born and raised, and other places in Japan. I confronts photography from both analog and digital perspectives.