Yosuke Takeda -Stay Gold-

-Digital Flare-
March 26 ~ April 25, 2014

‘Nothing Gold Can Stay’

Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.
-Robert Frost-

To “Stay Gold” is a type of resistance.
To say that “Nothing Gold Can Stay” means that unchanging things do not exist. Still, there is resistance in taking the side of the stasis of things. For me, this resistance is “photography.”
 -Yosuke Takeda-

About “Digital Flare”

“Digital Flare” is a new series produced with (allegedly) wrong techniques; they show, in a simple way, that photography (straight photography) is not a record of reality.

Here, I have developed impenetrable regions of data, by taking highlights beyond the sensor’s exposure latitude as the subject. By focusing on optical errors that should, essentially, be corrected, the texture of the lens itself becomes a subject. At that time, the light in the image is actually the material (photographic paper) itself.

That’s all well and good, but what is this light to be visualized, anyway?