YUGEN started as an exercise in working intuitively. An experiment to see what might be revealed by simply photographing whatever presented itself as interesting or curious.
The aim was to enquire into the possibility, that photography offers a unique opportunity to unearth ideas latent in our subconscious.
How much is constructed or aestheticised? How much is intended, how much is beyond our awareness?
The results are dark and melancholic and speak of lifecycles, growth, decay and transience. They adhere to a key concept in Japanese aesthetics, YUGEN.
YUGEN Meaning dim, deep or mysterious, used to describe the subtle profundity of things that are only vaguely suggested.