March 30, 2010

half awake and half asleep in the water

half awake and half asleep in the water is the name of a series by Asako Narahashi (楢橋朝子) that I find horrifying. She snapped the shots around Japan between 2000 and 2003.

I am not a very good swimmer. And I am rather uncomfortable in the water. I cannot escape a sense of fear. Even if I decide that I want to take a photograph from there (=within the water), there are times when I just can't do it. And I cannot freely create any distance. I want to be open to all sorts of things and I decided to remain uncomfortable.

More on her website. The full series is published in a book from Nazraeli Press and can be found on Amazon.

3 comments:

rokudenashi said...

Horrifying indeed.
This comes to mind:
http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/7411/01610a.jpg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kLDYjngSqI

zytroop said...

Ooooh nice!

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