Title of work：Thy gifts, which we are about to receive…
This work is the marrying of my agricultural studies and my collecting of animal figures.
Our lives are closely interwoven with animals, whether as pets or in zoos, or in various other scenes such as hospitals or at the scene of a natural disaster.
However, we could not go without mentioning the fact our survival is based on taking many animal lives. Every day hundreds of animals die, but these deaths also contribute to our survival. I don’t think we could survive without animals.
We are really glad that the message in our works of the fact of our existence being owed to many animal lives remains with people, even if only at the back of their minds.
We mostly do hand-held photographing and don’t tend to use tripods much. This time we tried photography with tripods. As a result, we were able to render still photos with movement and power–in other words, we discovered a new method of photography.
Compared to when we do hand-held photographing, we had a heightened awareness of the placement of figures, exposure and aperture. We also ended up treating each individual photo with more care.
Going forward, we would like to keep using tripods to expand our expressive ability.
Shibata Agricultural High School Photography Club- 3rd Year
Photography Koshien (“Photography Tournament”) 2011/2012 performance
2013 National High School Cultural Festival (Nagasaki Tournament) Photography Exhibition
Canon EF-18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS
Manfrotto PIXI mini-tripod
Manfrotto Befree MKBFRA4－BH
* it will be a regular feature by the Shibata Agricultural High School Photography Club who have been communicating through twitter since January 2014. Manfrotto equipment will be used in the making of the works.
Shibata Agricultural High School Photo Club:
The photography club is a several-time participant in the National Culture Festival for Upper Secondary Schools –Shashin koushien (Photography tournament.)
Whether it is the “oogawa sakura matsuri” (“Oogawa cherry blossom festival”) of the “shibata shashin bu idou shashinkan” (“mobile photo exhibition”)–part of the Sendai Miyagi destination campaign– photo presents activities;Great East Japan Earthquake Disaster relief project related coverage with Saitama Ei High School Photography Club; or participation in Michinoku cheering team for Earthquake Disaster relief calendar creation project, we are heavily involved in social assistance volunteer work.
Great East Japan Earthquake Disaster relief project by the Photography Club：https://www.facebook.com/yell4japan
Michinoku cheering team for Earthquake Disaster charity calendar creation project：http://www.daishinsha.co.jp/charity/