Munemasa Takahashi “Spinning a Yarn”

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The idea for Spinning a Yarn came from a conversation the artist had in a car ride with a friend who suggested “taking pictures of things floating in water”. However, the idea was soon forgotten and nothing came of it for some time.

With Spinning a Yarn Takahashi has turned his camera to myriad subjects, shooting everything from daily life to personal moments, strangers, landscapes, family and documentary. By changing his equipment to an 8×10 large format camera he found that his approach and means of expression evolved as well. He became keenly aware of photography’s ability to serve as documentation when choosing subjects and strived to capture each with the utmost respect. His search for things that float in water led to unexpected places– weddings, child-rearing, and even delivery rooms, all of which left a profound mark on him. This project is a meditation on the strange loop of forgetting and recollection that is our memory as well as the larger theme of photographs being left behind for future generations.

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from February 12, 2020 to March 23, 2020

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