Friday, August 28, 2009

Afloat On The Coast

I can't imagine the level of difficulty when timing and composing these shot against floating on random waves.  A year ago, Yossi Milo Gallery presented these great photographs by Asako Narahashi, titled "Half Awake and Half Asleep In The Water." She began the project back in 2001, afloat in the waters off the coast of Japan, capturing the photos with her Nikonos 35mm waterproof film camera.  Large subject matters of buildings, bridges, and airplanes becomes a small background element when it is juxtapose with massive water textures as foreground.  Asako Narahashi was announced finalist for Society of Photography Award in 2004. Her photographs are held in the permanent collections of San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas, National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo, and Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography.

(The photographs presented in courtesy of Yossi Milo Gallery)