Disappearing Tottori

Ivan NO
Tottori, Tottori

The Tottori Prefectural Museum is amazing. It’s work in the community has been a big part of my experience of Japanese society. They also have very interesting exhibitions. Last year I was very inspired by the showing of the works of Shiotani Teiko. I spent hours analyzing the elements and compositions he used to capture Tottori’s disappearing history. I tried to go out and take photos like this. But I discovered that, not only had the shape of the buildings changed, but so has people’s relationship with the land and environment. I took a series of photographs trying to capture the aesthetic of Shiotani, and the realities of contemporary Tottori.