Yugo Ito is a Japanese photographer, currently based in Seoul, Korea.
이토 유우고 / ITO YUGO 현재 한국 서울에서 활동하고 있는 일본인 사진가.
伊藤 悠吾 / ITO YUGO現在、韓国ソウルで活動している日本人写真家。
More photos of Hawaii? London? Milano? Santorini? NY City? . . .
The pity is that modern tourists are utterly absorbed in taking photos during their journey. What has had you doing so? The unconsciousness has you doing so. The unconsciousness feels that digesting unexpected many occurrence that keep happening in front of eyes is beyond its capacity. If you take photos on the spots, you don't feel “unease”. Because, the unconsciousness makes you believe that you can experience the experience with the tons of the photos over a cup of tea after the journey.
It's good. We should appreciate this technology. However, is it only me who feels that a vague sense of missing an important something remains.
On a whim, I just tried holding my film camera in front of chest instead of holding up it in front of eyes. And until the exposure time ends, I enjoyed the scenery for a few minutes instead of looking through a viewfinder. After a month, I developed this film.
Although capturing a moment has become a synonym for a camera, surprisingly, I got a feeling that this uniquely vague shaking image style formed by my heartbeat has resembled my imagery of the city of London in my mind.
Disappearance? No, it is Absorption.
On these film sheets, there are innumerable photon that touched each person passing by. With the intention of getting senses of “Quietness”, “Loneliness” and “Simplicity”, most of photographer use Long-exposure. But, I cannot fit in with that sense, or rather I use long-exposure to compress people, time and air etc. into a picture. It is a quite opposite side of the sense of “Emptiness”.