Much of my work is concerned with the notion of transience; of situations or segments of time which will move on, and the temporary nature of periods we go through in life. Shot in the seaside towns of Usuiso and Toyoma in Fukushima prefecture, Japan, this series looks at the empty spaces left by the tsunami which affected the region. They mark a transient period between the clearing of the piles of debris which had become familiar images in the media, and any attempts at rebuilding or re-settlement. The images portray a place caught between its former self and a future yet undecided.
Tanya Ahmed • Rob Birrell • Dewald Botha • Rob Brisco • Keith Greenough • Nigel Haworth • Peter Mansell •