A glass of water to quench your thirst is the motif of my work.
The photograph is an art lived in fateful snapshot at 1/500 seconds.
The object of my lens is an emotion such as warmheartedness, nostalgia, sweet taste, quiet simplicity and calmness. An emotion is born in not head but heart.
During our life in this brutal world, we have put a heavy lid on this precious emotion, so I try to force the heavy lid open to find the human tenderness and warmheartedness in the mind by the photograph. In order to open the lid, the motif has to be the beauty -- that which makes an impact on the heart.
The art kept in the memory of brain cell will be forgotten someday, but I believe that the photograph impressed directly in the mind through not the thinking circuit but the optic nerve will be engraved in the memory forever. Please open your mind and find something forgotten with my work.
Such is the art of Shin Terada
View Shin's wonderful photography -- but please, take your time and do not hurry. Look for the energy of each image as well as the subtle detail.
Shin is a freelance photographer based in Yawata-City, Kyoto Japan. Shin's works have been seen in numerous magazines and his honors include awards from The Industrial Newspaper Publishing Corporation; The Photo Contest under International Pforessional Photo Fair; Fuji Film Co.; The Photo Grandprix Contest under The New Japan Photographic Association; and others. In 2002 Shin received awards in three divisions of the International Culture College Foundation and in 2003 The Photo Contest under The New Japan Photographic Association.
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