The intangible passing of time, captured in moments.
Japanese photographer Shuhei Motoyama’s photobook “Nippon 2010–2020” is neither diary nor a historical record of Japan’s past ten years. Similar to previous works like “Nippon 2003-2013,” Motoyama continued photographing as life kept going on, time continued passing, and the transient world spread further and further around him. His photographs – intricately framed, always keeping a careful distance to his subjects – appear as if taken along the way, as if in passing, yet over the course of the book’s pages a larger significance begins to make itself known.
“I am sure that in the years to come… I will keep on searching for an answer that does not exist, and once again I will start my new journey towards photography, a never-ending exploration.” — from Shuhei Motoyama’s afterword (included in Japanese & English translation).
The special edition includes two volumes, “Japan 2001-2010” and “Japan 2010-2020” and with an original silver halide postcard. Limited to 500 copies.
About the Author
Shuhei Motoyama was born in Yatsushiro City, Kumamoto Prefecture in 1975.
In 2000 he graduated from the Tokyo Visual Arts Department of Photography. In 2001 he participated in photographers’ gallery Activities until 2006.
In 2007 he began exhibiting at the Kaido Activities Gallery until 2009.
Since 2009 he has been a part-time lecturer at the Tokyo Visual Arts Department of Photography.