Kansuke Yamamoto is a Japanese artist who lived in the Aichi prefecture of Nagoya. For his time he was a famous surrealist photographer. His life began after the Meiji restoration. During this time if was hard to distribute art that wasn’t propaganda and works that were not gave the government an idea that they were terrorist of the country.
Yamamoto was famous for his photography and how well he was able to covey his message with of without context. most of his work’s were inspired by his poetry. He mostly wrote about philosophical things about his well being and to what he was thinking.
One of his works that caught my eye was one of his pieces called “My Thin-Aired Room” which shows a man in a chair wearing a clean tux with his face in a blurred distortion. What took me was the fact that his face was the only movement I received from the entire photo and nothing else. If anything my first thoughts were, he seems to be not comfortable with where this person is or this person is having some sort of panic attack in his own head. It came off as silly but looking in and thinking about his shot really got me intrigued.
In most of Yamamoto’s work is the feeling he puts into each and every one. With new work of his popping out of him, it was never the same. Sometimes each work gave a small incite into his mind and his well being. In each of his works when he grew older he seemed to taken a darker turn. Until the end he kept his love for poetry and took up painting for a while before his death. I find this interesting because in most of the works that I produce I like to give a little bit of myself in each one. I want to try and experiment with this one and delve 50% of my current emotion to see if I can get the same feeling portrayed in my own work inspired by him.