1 pixel / grandma

 
 

1 pixel / Grandma

In the spring of 2015, my grandmother passed away. These pictures are the landscapes along the railroad taken from the train heading towards the memorial services. She was very willful woman. She can not have disappeared. So, even though cremated and ashed to 1 pixel, she is supposed to get into the frame. With such an extreme thinking, I selected them as beautiful portraits of deceased person not as landscapes. I feel that our memories with many quarrels are getting beautified gradually.

2015年春、祖母が他界しました。これらの写真は法事に向かう電車の中から撮影した線路沿いの風景です。自己主張が強くわがままだった祖母ならきっと火葬されて1ピクセルの灰になっても写り込んでいるはず。そんな極端な考えのもと、ただの風景ではなく美しい遺影として写真を選びました。喧嘩ばかりだった祖母との思い出が、少しずつ美化されていくように感じます。