Storm Last Night

Storm Last Night
津田 直 写真集 
5,000円+税 | 360 × 180 mm | 96頁 | 上製本
アートディレクション : 須山悠里

Storm Last Night
Photographs by Nao Tsuda

5,000JPY | 360 × 180 mm | 96 page | hardcover
Art Director : Yuri Suyama

ISBN : 978-4-903545-65-3
Published in November 2010

About Book 

前作「SMOKE LINE」で、風景写真の新たな可能性を拓いた津田直。

再び踏んだ彼の地は、雨を含んだ土のにおいがしていた。 ―プロローグより


(津田直「Storm Last Night」より)

In "Storm Last Night," Nao Tsuda continues to create landscape photography which is motivated by a mystical concept rather than a simple desire to photograph nature. The photos in this book--which is printed in a unique panoramic format--were all shot in Ireland, where Tsuda's own grandfather had lived for a time. Upon finding a series of photos of his grandfather, which had been pasted together in such a way as to resemble a panorama, he felt motivated to shoot panoramic photos of the country. Tsuda's panoramas show unpeopled landscapes of and around Ireland's stunning coastline; he wanted to consider the ruggedness of this landscape in relation to the possibility of shelter offered by the fortresses. In a statement at the end of the book, he says that when shooting the work for "Storm Last Night," he was thinking of the following question: "What were the ideological issues of the ancients?" This is certainly a large thought to keep in mind when viewing the photographs, but it shows Tsuda's broad ambition for his work.

Includes English translation of text by the photographer.

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Artist Information

津田 直 | Nao Tsuda

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写真家。2001年より『遠くの近く』を発表、続く2002年からは『近づく』と題された新作で大阪、東京、横浜で個展を中心に多数の作品を発表。 自然を捉える視線のユニークさと写真と時間の関係という古くて新しいテーマへの真摯な取り組みで、 21世紀の新たな風景表現の潮流を切り開く新進の写真作家として注目されている。 湖、山肌、雲霧などの対象物を一見それとはわからない距離やアングルで撮影したその作品は、写真では体験できないものをいかに写し取るかという、写真の限 界に挑む試みでもある。 また最近では、ギャラリーの外へも活躍の場を拡げ、美術館での企画展への参加も続いている。作品集には「近づく」(hiromi yoshii発行)。 2007年秋には近年日本家屋にて開催された個展『漕ぎだし』から作品集「漕」を主水書房より出版。 2008年は5月N.Y.での個展をはじめ、11月に資生堂ギャラリーにて個展、Paris Photoへ参加。また最新の作品集「SMOKE LINE」は赤々舍より出版。

Nao Tsuda is a photographer who has been showing his landscape photographs since 2001. The main series of works include, "Coming Closer"(2001-2004), "Kogi"(2005-2009), "SMOKE LINE"(2008) and "Rera Faraway"(2009). Number of works from these series have been shown internationally. With his unique view toward nature and his sincere approach to a timeless theme: the relationship between photography and time, Tsuda is spotlighted as a cutting-edge, who is cultivating a new trend of the landscape photography in 21st century. He photographs objects, such as lakes, surface of mountains, cloudy fogs, winds and paths of the moon from hardly distinguishable distances or angles in an effort to break out of, or beyond the limit of photographic expression. In recent years, Tsuda has been actively showing his works not only at galleries, but also in solo and group exhibitions at museums. In 2010, Tsuda won the Minister of Educational Award for New Artist in Fine Arts. His publications include "Kogi" (MONDE BOOKS), "SMOKE LINE"(AKAAKA) and "Coming Closer"(AKAAKA+hiromiyoshii). The latest photography book, "Storm Last Night"(AKAAKA), is a collection of photographs from his trips to Ireland, where people worshipped the scenery in ancient times.