Many of the photographs in “Requiem” depict air travel between Europe and Japan: land, air, sea and people seen from above, as well as an emotional state tied to memories seen across two countries and geographical spaces apart from each other.
I have always been interested in the way our memory is tied to the landscape we occupy – both normally and only briefly, when we are moving through in between places.
When I began this project, I was on a plane, flying between Japan and Europe, going to visit a loved one on the brink between life and death. My son was also about to be born during the same period. So I began to reflect on this special dimension, suspended between water, sky and earth, as if, in flight, one could experience a new view of the world, observing and greeting life both for the first and last time.
REQUIEM has been showcased with a traveling exhibition at Semina Rerum gallery in Zurich, Wave gallery in Italy ,and Galerie Schumm-Braunstein in Paris, throughout January ~ September 2010