‘DAWN’ is a collection of photographs by Yamauchi Yu, who’s captured 600 sunrises from Mt. Fuji in 600 days. Every photograph looks different although they’re all taken around the same time of day. In terms of process and logistics, his stays were divided into four years from 2006-2010; each year he stationed himself there for 5 months straight.
In a poetically insightful statement by the self-taught artist in Feature Shoot, he said:
This space, “above-the-clouds,” exists far from the ground where we live our daily lives. It is also a space between the earth and the universe. Being there simply reminds me of the face that we live on the earth which is a planet within an infinite space of the universe… Changing shapes with every second, the clouds look like a membrane of the earth. When the sun rises behind a cloud-forming horizon, the world pained in only blue before suddenly and completely looking different. I witnessed many times this magical transformation.
Yamauchi Yu’s DAWN is on display at Miyako Yoshinga, a Chelsea-based gallery in NYC, until November 21st. This exhibition marks the artists’s first major debut in America.