<h1> "Oblivion Terror" x "Craving For Existence" x "Physical Linkage" x "Impermanence" x "Physical Photography"
In the belief that the elementary particles of light which once "touched" the subject that you wish to preserve remain on a light-sensitivity surface such as a silver plate, a glass and a film sheet, he is trying to establish a "Physical Linkage" with transitory worldly. Life is impermanence. "Impermanence" (Sanskrit: Anitya, Japanese: 無常 mujō) is one of doctrine in Buddhism. But, he takes a photo to resist this truth.
There is an undercurrent in his mind, which is the essence of photography is to assure our live's consistency. This strong sensation is based on following his faith, "All living things leave offsprings, which is the principle of all living things. However, through the Cognitive Revolution, only human-being acquired thinking. In other words, human-being should have met with the Oblivion Concept. Since the antiquity to the present day, human-being has always tried to leave a trace of self in various means to resist "Oblivion Terror". Therefore, this unconscious tide constituted the source of photography.
However, there is another relevant word in Buddhism to the essence of photography, assuring the referent's existence. It is "Craving for Existence" (Sanskrit: Bhava-tanha, Japanese: 有愛 Uai), which is one of three types of Taṇhā identified by the Buddha. This craving is for immortality and trace of oneself after death, and photography fills the craving. Buddha identified these cravings as the root causes of suffering, whereas it is very hard to extinguish the flame of craving: the ego always keeps to desire photography.
That is especially why he mainly try to use daguerreotype, collodion process and film photography. He has called these processes "Physical Photography" as a retronym to compare with Digital Photography. The essence of Physical Photography is that its state of ageing with time gives us an opportunity to experience impermanent beauty. In short, he is trying to face the self-contradiction through physical photography, yet the suffering will not end unless he stops photographing.
Although he mainly uses film cameras and analog techniques such as Wet-Plate collodion photography and daguerreotype for his works, he also uses a digital camera for his clients such as Airbnb, Recruit Marketing Partners CO.,Ltd(JAPAN) etc. In addition, he does wedding photography. In 2016, he has carried out "Around the world Honeymoon" with a Japanese couple.<h1>
伊藤 悠吾 Yugo Ito Materialism イトウ写真館 日本 Japan ダゲレオタイプ daguerreotype 다게레오타입 銀版攝影法Wet Plate collodion Process 湿板写真 湿板コロディオンプロセス 습판사진 濕版攝影法 Dry Plate Collodion Process 乾板写真 乾板コロディオンプロセス 건판사진 干版攝影法 Ambrotype アンブロタイプ tintype ティンタイプ
[fade]~ IMPERMANENT MATERIALISM ~
“A shutter makes up half of a photograph, nurturing it completes the rest.”[/fade]
Born in Tsushima City, Aichi, Japan, in 1991.
Grown up as the 4th generation of a family-owned photo studio.
Working in mainly Japan and Korea.
He has mainly shoot Daguerreotype & Wet Plate Collodion & Dry Plate Collodion with his hand-made Urushi-coated wooden large format camera since 2015.
[fade]Materialism or Datalism?[/fade]
[fade]Currently, he is organising the world-first photo studio which is able to shoot from Daguerreotype to Digital in his family-business photo studio in Japan.
Main Work Experience
2017 The 2nd Dry Plate Collodion Process Shooting & Processing Workshop by MATERIALISM
Culture Garden, Seoul, Korea
2017 Wet Plate Collodion Process Shooting for Romantic Theatre <Tian Mi Mi>
Supported by Seoul Special Metropolitan City
2017 The 1st Dry Plate Collodion Process Shooting & Processing Workshop by MATERIALISM,
Mugyewon, Jungro Foundation for Arts & Culture, Seoul, Korea
2017 Wet Plate Collodion Process Shooting Event at the National Taekwondo Museum
during 2017 WTF WORLD TAEKWONDO CHAMPIONSHIP → HERE
2017 "Materialism" On-demand Alternative Photography Studio, Seoul, Korea / Architect & Photographer → HERE
2016 Around the World Honeymoon / Photographer → HERE
2016 Airbnb, Inc. / Official Photographer
2015 Postgraduate Diploma in Photography, LCC, University of the Arts London, United Kingdom
2014 BA in Management, Faculty of Economic, Sophia University, Tokyo
2017 Monochrome Awards 2017 Landscapes, Honorable Mention (professional), Dry Plate Collodion
2017 Monochrome Awards 2017 Landscapes, Honorable Mention (professional), Digital
2016 The Rendering The Spirit show (Alternative Photographic Process), United States, Twelve Selected Artists
2015 Thirty for Thirty, United Kingdom, Thirty Emerging Artists
2014 The 62nd Nikkor (Nikon) Photo Contest, Japan, 5th Prize in U-31 Division
2013 The 11th Japan Photography Association, Award of Excellence
2013 The 17th Japan General Photographic Exhibition, Two Awards of Excellence
2013 The Embassy of The Republic Of Korea in Japan, Photo Contest, Selected
2013 Hasselblad & The Embassy of Sweden in Japan, Innovation Photo Contest, Finalists
2012 The 64th Chunichi Photo Contest (Japanese Newspaper), Selected
2015 Thirty for Thirty Art Book, United Kingdom
2016 DCPhotoArtist // RENDERING THE SPIRIT: INTERVIEW (URL)
2015 LCC Postgraduate Shows // Spotlight on (URL)
2015 Monthly Magazine of Chunichi Newspaper Photography Association, Japan
2018 Alice in the www “Who in the www am I?”,
Collaboration with my daguerreotype artwork, Sooho Gallery, BunDang-Gu, Korea
2017 The 2nd Modern Seoul&China Dryplate exhibition by MATERIALISM, Culture Garden, Seoul, Korea
2017 The 1st Modern Seoul Dryplate exhibition by MATERIALISM
Mugyewon, Jungro Foundation for Arts & Culture, Seoul, Korea
2016 Glen Echo Photoworks Gallery, Washington DC, United States
2015 Postgraduate Show, LCC, University of the Arts London, London, United Kingdom
2015 Camera Work, the Leyden Galley, London, United Kingdom[/fade]
[fade]Although he mainly uses his hand-made large format camera and analogue techniques such as Daguerreotype, Wet/Dry Plate collodion photography for his works, he also uses a digital camera for his clients such as Airbnb, Recruit Marketing Partners CO.,Ltd(JAPAN) etc. In addition, he does wedding photography. In 2016, he has carried out “Around the world Honeymoon” with a Japanese couple.[/fade]
[fade]My Japanese lacquer coated
handmade large format camera[/fade]
[fade]<4x5 & Whole Plate & 8x10>
mainly used for Daguerreotype, Dry Plate Collodion, Wet Plate Collodion and Film Photography.[/fade]