© 2021 Michiyo Kurosawa
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Fireworks symbolise the meaning of time. They appear in front of us and fade away quickly.
The photographic technique captures the seconds of beauty into an abstract image. It is manmade beauty.
The frozen of time enables us to perceive the complete images of the impossible work of art through our naked eyes.
These photographs used the vocabulary of flowers to describe the beauty and uniqueness of fireworks.
It is well known to have a lot of different firework events during summertime in Japan. I bought a firework guideline magazine from the convenience shop and studied the locations for great firework events around Japan. I traveled through different transportations to reach the firework festival in the morning and walked through the streets with food booths to reach the coastal area to watch fireworks. I supposed most of the photographers were already there and were waiting at the coast area to capture fireworks in the evening time. Most of the photographers including me would wait at the event for 7 or more hours just to capture these beautiful art pieces. The waiting time was long and sweaty. Although I had to put in a lot of effort to capture fireworks, the result seems all worth it.