Yoshiyuki OKI

"On the frog and his life"

Pages: 104 / Photos: 95
Size: 290×225×17mm / 935g
Price: 3,800JPY
Release Date: September 2015


When a child,

I found a small dried-up frog about the size of a fingertip and took it home.

Carefully I put it away in a box together with other useless things.

A dozen or so years later I came across the box.

The frog had turned into nothing but bones.

I found the transformation beautiful.

My eyes are turned to small things or ordinary scenes,

the things easily overlooked.

With a camera, we can photograph only the surface of things.

But once I have them as photographs,

the sensation that I had when I saw the small things

begins to turn into something substantial,

which always gives me surprise and joy.

I am collecting the photographs.

(Excerpts from the author's afterword)


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