In today’s blog post we introduce you to Yoshitada Okubo. We talked with him about himself and the motivation behind his photography:
“For me, photography is a tool to communicate my inner-self and things past in relation to the outside world.
The image above “is about an excessive nature of pleasure, when and where the border of two opposites is blurred. In-between moment. ‘I do not have any vices, I loathe vices, but with the pleasure I give him I might be the death of a man. Do you know why? It’s because when pleasure has hold of me I die.’
– Georges Bataille
Equipments: Rolleiflex TLR (75mm f3.5), Fujifilm Neopan 400
“The recreation of one of my childhood memories. This is possibly the maternal side as I often associate flowers with my mother.
Equipments: Bronica SQ-Ai + 80mm/F2.8, Fujifilm Velvia Cross processed
“A girl with Down’s syndrome. My intention was not to document her life, to tell a story of a person with severe condition or disability. My aim was to show a ‘life’ as French philosopher Gilles Deleuze stated, ‘We will say of pure immanence that it is a life, and nothing more. It is not immanence to life, but the immanence that is in nothing else is itself a life.’
Equipment: Nikon D90 Location: Kent
“To me, her kitchen seems like her own church.
Equipment: Bronica SQ-Ai + 50mm/f4, Fujifilm Astia
“For my photo prints I usually chose C-type Fujifilm Matt. Any glossy paper just don’t work on my images.
“Nothing is solid really.”
If you are interested to see more of Yoshitada’s work visit retrophotographica.com