Each week I will be asking a mobile photographer to choose the one image of theirs that they are most proud of. It does not have to be their best, or the one that has received the most recognition, just the one image that they are more emotionally connected with than any other.
This week’s artist is Keisuke Takahashi
This week’s artist can create pretty much any type of photography: Landscape, portraits, street, architecture, even abstract. The one thing that ties all his images together is an honesty in the work that transcends genre, instantly revealing the connection between each of the works.
I find Keisuke’s images to be almost dreamlike, they take me to a place that I know I have been before, yet at the same time they feel totally new and unknown. His images excite me and make me want to see the world the way he does.
The Photo I Am Most Proud Of: Keisuke Takahashi
It was tough to choose an image for this feature “Most Proud of” because this is such a special opportunity to appear, for a “minor” photographer like me. I’m really proud that one of my iPhoneography images became the Number one in Flickr Explore on Aug 17th. While it was one of the highest moments in my two years as a photographer, I chose a different photo for this feature.
I took this picture on a stone bridge of a Japanese Garden in Tokyo with one of my favourite Camera Apps, KitCam. The contrasts between the texture of stone and shiny reflections caught my eye so I took it quickly; but I forgot about the photo for few weeks.
When I checked the KitCam lightbox again, it rapidly gave me an inspiration. It feels like an edge of the world, a taste of “Here and There”, and so I titled it like that and uploaded it onto Flickr.
I’m not the type of photographer to plan everything in advance and my belief of photography is this: “Shoot Anytime, Everything” and iPhone is the most powerful tool to do that. I take pictures of Candid Photo, Landscape, Architecture, Everything. And I love the way I work the scenes to give a different point of view.
I suppose this photo has a truly isolated touch. Sometimes I feel that I’m searching my inside from outside through my camera.
This photo is a really good representation of myself and that’s the reason I’m proud of this.