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Fireworks launched on summer nights are a summer tradition in Japan. While brightly colored fireworks are "miyabi" (elegant), fireworks symbolize "mono no ahare" (the beauty of things) in the way they bloom and disappear for a moment, and their transient nature accentuates the beauty of "miyabi. However, when I photograph fireworks in a conventional way, only "Miyabi" is captured, so I use a method called ICM (Intentional Camera Movement), in other words, I photograph fireworks while moving the camera.

A large firework is made up of smaller fireworks, and when they are shot into the sky, they instantly spread out in concentric circles and eventually disappear. In ordinary photographs, the amount of movement is small and the fireworks are captured in a circle, making it impossible to capture the fine sparks, bursts, and disappearance of the fireworks. However, if you take pictures of fireworks while moving the camera, the fireworks will move relatively quickly and appear as lines in the picture. In other words, like a seismograph, you can capture the flicker of the fireworks in detail, extending the time axis. The "movement" of the camera offers a degree of freedom not found in fixed photography, so by rotating the camera or shaking it slightly, I try to create an abstract expression that adds "flavor" and "fluctuation" to the image.

夏の夜に打ち上げられる花火は日本の夏の風物詩です。色鮮やかな花火は「雅(みやび)」ですが、一瞬花開いて消える様は花火は、「もののあはれ」を象徴するもので、その「儚さ」が「雅」の美しさを際立たせています。しかし一般的な撮影方法では写真となった時に「雅」のみが写るので、私は花火をICM(Intentional camera movement)という手法、つまりカメラを動かしながら撮影しています。