A couple of weeks ago I received an email from Koichi Nishiyama a japanese artist and photographer sharing his images. It came to no surprise that I had seen his images already and had marked him on my ever increasing list to contact in the near future. I was very impressed by his series "Nowhere" and here is his statement about this work.
"There was a forest near the house where I lived when I was a child.
When the forest existed, I felt the connection with a deep part in the world there.
However, the forest was destroyed in a long term, and only the process of the loss and its memory were kept in my mind. I am living in a place which is a little distant from there at the present day. When I look at the scenery in periphery of the city where I live, I can see a new contemporary scenery which overlaps with the past scenery.
I keep walking and roaming around the place until it leads me to my destination.
And the subdued light is shining on the space which illuminates my memory in the past.
At that time, I realize that I can regain the connection with the world."