Artist Statement →
The photo essay "36 Views of Mount Yotai" is an imaginary dialog with Hokusai's famous woodcuts "36 views of Mount Fuji" by means of aesthetics, composition, framing, etc, juxtaposing woodblock printing and digital photography in times of Polaroid and Instagram. But it is also about the relation between humans and a nature that is on one hand stunningly beautiful, but also potentially dangerous and threatening. For Japanese the imminent possibility of typhoons, earthquakes and tsunamis are part of their life. For a visitor from a "safer" part of the planet it is an experience she/he has learned to cope with.