Name: Jimu
Country: China
Website: www.jimujiao.com
Nominated by: Tsai Meng

ABSTRACT

“When I pronounce the word Nothing, I make something no non-being can hold. ” I name the theme of my photographic pieces as 「 In Nowhere」. Through my art pieces, I would like to raise the discussion about being and nonbeing to capture the essence of life. In these four years, those minor, insignificant lifeless objects have been the subjects of my photos.
Most of the time, we only see a limited surface of the life around us.
Photography is a method to recapture the representations of those lives.
Shooting a photo is an act to capture non-existence yet, the image has a lasting existence.
In the seemingly meaningless pursuit of nothingness, I created these photos that possess existence. Maybe this is my thoughts about this topic.
Just like Buddha says: Nothingness is the reality.

PORTFOLIO

Jimu “In Nowhere” – (“in nowhere” photo book)
“When I pronounce the word Nothing, I make something no
non-being can hold.” —Wislawa Szymborska

I name the theme of my photographic pieces as「 In Nowhere」. Through my art pieces, I would like to raise the discussion about being and nonbeing to capture the essence of life.

I have been shooting and preparing this set of photos from April 2010 to May 2014. In these four years, those minor, insignificant lifeless objects have been the subjects of my photos.

The dust, the lights and shadows, the falling leaves, the floating objects, the cracks on the walls and all sorts of the wasted garbage are my shooting objects. I encountered them on a casual walk, on my way home or in my travel journeys. Those objects are existing yet lifeless, people turn a blind eye on their nothingness and nonexistence.

Most of the time, we only see a limited surface of the life around us. Photography is a method to recapture the representations of those lives. Shooting a photo is an act to capture non-existence yet, the image has a lasting existence.

If I affectionately took a photo of blank and empty scenery, would this photo still be worthy of meaning or existence?

In the seemingly meaningless pursuit of nothingness, I created these photos that possess existence. Maybe this is my thoughts about this topic.

Just like Buddha says: Nothingness is the reality.

Camera & Equipment:

I use the FUJI camera GF670 (Kodak Ektar 100 / ILFORD HP5 120 film) to take these pictures, shooting location involves 4 provinces in China.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Landscape photography is one of the most popular words that in recent years of China photography, It’s also a foreign word for us , and most of them are not very clear about its meaning. I’m going to shoot a group of photos named “undefined landscape” ,by this project, I want to explore a landscape photography possibilities, I chose the location shooting is neither beautiful scenery,nor magnificent urban landscape. I chose to awkward area between the two, city and wilderness of meet. I’ll take photos in nightfall, using artificial lighting to illuminate the wilderness, showing pure beauty of the edge of the city. Let people see again the scenery, that they have transformed and ignored.