It's going to be religious

PhotographerEriko Kaniwa
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryTokyo, Japan
Photo DateJune 2017
Technical InfoNikon D810
Entry Description

Why our ancestors created iconic statue in any religion? As for me, it is Nature itself, the power of nature. I abandoned any image of religious image in myself, and tried to create my own icon as my awe for nature. I chose a sunset sky photograph at ocean front because it made me feel fire from the sun, water from the ocean. and the air from sea breeze. It was surprising to see they were going to be the old religious images, especially as like Japanese Buddhism on the process. I maybe tried to create a new icon crystalized essence of nature to feel not "Human and Nature" but Human is a part of Nature once again. All images were created from the one image,the sunset.

About Photographer

Self taught photographic fine artist. Eriko Kaniwa is an international award winning fine art photographer based in Tokyo, and the creator of the Sensegraphia Fine Art Photography. Sensegraphia is a conceptual redefinition of photography, in which the visual aesthetics of the photograph are used to develop and express a sense of nature that enables us to recognize that humans are a part of nature and that we are centrally involved, both consciously and subconsciously, in nature's dynamics. Kaniwa spent a year and a half exploring the symbols of Japanese nature worship, which are exemplified