© 2020 Michiyo Kurosawa
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Fireworks symbolises the meaning 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 the urban 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 for 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 firework guideline magazine from the convenience shop and studied the locations for great firework events around Japan. I hopped on different undergrounds and trains to reach the firework festival in the morning and walk through the streets with food booths to reach the coast area. I supposed most of the photographers were already there and were waiting at the coast area to capture fireworks at 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.