白石ちえこさんの「鹿渡り」

真冬の原野の中で

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 先日、大阪のソラリスさんにズボンプレッサーを使用したバライタ紙のフラットニングのやり方を動画に収録する準備のためにお伺いした時、白石ちえこさんの写真集を購入した。

北海道、道東の風景、エゾシカ、

 大学の4年間を北海道で過ごした。一応、どんだけ真冬が寒いかは体験した。白石さんの「鹿渡り」は、そんな北海道の厳冬の中で撮られているのであるが、不思議と何かしら温もりを発している…..そんな感じをもった。

鹿渡り 白石ちえこ

京滋の身近な場所で

 白石さんの作品を拝見していたら、私もまた雪中での撮影を楽しみたくなった。

 今年の京都と滋賀は結構雪が降りそう。3年前に滋賀の原野で雪中撮影を楽しんだことをきっかけに、雪の中で撮影するのが好きになった。ところが、撮影用にMSRのスノーシューまで購入したのに、去年と一昨年は全く雪が降らず空振り。しかし、こういう当たり年に限って、なぜか突然の引っ越しが決まった。  

Lake of Biwa in Shiga prefecture
Canonet QL17 G-III / ILFORD Delta 400 Pro.

 ついこの前も、東京方面に出張に行った時、愛知川や米原の辺りはかなりの雪だった。きっと今年の1月、2月も雪が期待出来ると思う。残念なが引越準備で今月と来月は雪中撮影には行けないだろう。でも引っ越しが終わったあとの2月中旬の週末には出掛けるチャンスがある筈。綺麗な雪景色を期待しながら当面引越の準備をする。

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 In last weekend, I went to Photo Gallery, Solaris, in Osaka in last weekend to prepare Video to show how perfect flattening is possible with trouser presser. The serious video shot will be done within this year. Then Solaris will up load it on Web site in Jan 21. During the preparation, I could find out photo book of Ms.Chieko Shiraishi. Her exhibition was done in this month, Dec ’21 there. Unfortunately I couldn’t go due to the preparation of moving into new house. So I was glad to find out it. Immediately purchased.

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Eastern Hokkaido, Yezo deer in freezing winter.

 During university period, I stayed in Hokkaido. I had also experience how Eastern Hokkaido is so cold in freezing winter season. The pictures by Ms.Chieko Shiraishi were taken in such cold season in Eastern Hokkaido. The scene with Yezo deer and bird is quite impressive. The unique feeling in mind with the photo is that they initiate the another impression of warm aspect in very much cold field. One of reasons might be soft touch tone of photo. But there are something others, although I can’t express exactly. Anyway nice pictures. Heal my mind in daily life.

In neighborhood, Kyoto and Shiga

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 Although I purchased snow shoe by MSR in 2018, I couldn’t enjoy photo shooting in snowing in Kyoto and Shiga due to warm winter in 2018 and 2019. Fortunately this year, it is really cold. Already snowing recently. Just before I passed through Shiga prefecture with Shinkansen Bullet train and see much snowing.

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Passing through in Maibara, Shiga with Shinkansen bullet train in Dec 2020

 However in spite of nice snowing, in this timing, my wife and I must move from the current living place in Kyoto into new house near Kamogawa river in Kyoto. A lot of preparation is necessary. I might not get chance to go to snowing country in Dec ’20 and Jan ’21st. Hope I can get the opportunity in late Feb or beginning of Mar ’21 after moving.

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