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"The decisive one is that all of the thoughts are integrated. It's the power of photography." Kishin Shinoyama Special Interview: "Ki Shinoyama Exhibition Photo Power THE PEOPLE by KISHIN"


―― The "Kotoyama Kishin Exhibition Photography Force" has been toured all over the country until now, but it seems that each venue has a special display of photos of people who are concerned about the location. At the Yokohama Museum of Art, I heard that the photo of Hibari Misora is like that. This time, two photos of Hibari Misora are displayed, and one is a large piece sitting on a chair in a room with altar.

Hiyama : Mr. Hibari Misora is a photo of the last year, isn't it? I had a request to take a record jacket at home because I was ill and it was hard to go to the studio. So, I had you disturb at home and let me take a picture. I took the jacket photo in a different room again, but if you look at the next room, there is a huge altar and flowers and a shadow on the wall behind you. Father, mother, brother's. Most of Hibari-san's family died before her. No, I thought it was a great room and asked, "Can you take me one photo here?"

--- It was a photo I was able to shoot by accident.

Sasayama : Yes, I didn't say where I was, but I took it. Shortly after Hibari's death, he appeared in magazines.

--- It is a very valuable work.

Hiyama : Hibari-san doesn't care much about his body, even when I shot it. Did you sit in a chair though it is a Japanese-style room?I could not sit on the cushion already. Certainly, I did not die in about a year. And there was another small photo of Hibari-san beside that, right? It was taken on the sofa at home, but it is a photograph of Yokohama venue limitation.


―― In Yokohama, what kind of photographs other than Hibari can be seen specially?

Aoyama : Yuzu, Mitsuko Kusanagi, Daisuke Miura and Tsutomu Takeuchi, Tsukasa-san, and Koike Eiko. Eiko Koike is not a person in Yokohama, but it is one of the images I shot Koike's DVD on the theme of Yokohama. I took it in front of a red brick warehouse. The lighting of the red brick is very beautiful.

-By the way, where do you think that Mr. Hayama is photogenic in the city of Yokohama?

Sasayama : There are many photogenic places, aren't there? I often use it for shooting when there is a foreign cemetery. Yokan is a house studio. There are many things to shoot there.

-The natural atmosphere of the picture of Yuzu was also wonderful.

Sasayama : That's right. The girl who is surrounded by Yuzu's two girls is "Yippi", and at the time of shooting (2008), she was still a teenager and singing songs on the street. That Yuppi came to see this exhibition. I'm singing nowI am not studying for the university pass. You said you wanted to be a doctor.

--- The person was also impressed. How was the photo of Mr. Kusanagi photon taken?

Sasayama : The picture of Mr. Kusanagi is the fashion page of a magazine called "Home Paintings".

--- The shooting year is 2016. It is just recently.

Sasayama : That's right. Kusanagi-san and I have been doing it for quite a long time, so this is my first time shooting. It feels very good ... I'm a veteran (laughs).