Attention to Moments
With the photographic approach of visual journaling in mind, it seems important to reference Rinko Kawauchi. Kawauchi is a contemporary Japanese photographer that has gained international attention from her beautifully captured and sequenced photographic books. Her palette and subject matter evoke feelings and reactions to the quirks of ordinary life that are often overlooked and hardly photographed for later reflection.
she interweaves sensitized ways of perceiving the world
around her, with the fleeting conflations of forms that make
you wonder how one photographer mangaged to be present,
attuned and ready to photograph so many pungent
observations. once rinko kawauchi said:
‘for a photographer, it’s a necessity that you can shoot stuff
magically. accidents are necessary, but after I take a
photograph, it is not all done. I continue to work on it.’
So, as I anxiously await my film to be ready for pickup tomorrow, I consider others that make whimsical photographs in this style of personal documentation.