My native region, Gifu, is very mountainous. The river’s water flows swiftly towards the sea. The contrast between the large mountain rocks and the river’s current has always fascinated me. On one side, the rocks exhibit their immutability, while on the other, the river’s current reveals the transience of the present form. I decided to capture this contrast through photography. After developing the print, I applied bleach fluid with a brush to depict the waves. This step imbued me with a peculiar sensation. As I continued to move my brush, the waves of water movement emerged as if I were carving them. The river’s water was carving the mountain rocks, and this time, it was me who sculpted the river’s water.
Gelatin silver print, Selenium toning