Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Syoin Kajii is a photographer with a new book out called NAMI, the Japanese word for wave. Lens Culture did an interview with him and says "He is a young Buddhist monk ... watches the water patiently, waiting for a moment of surprise." NAMI is a series of photos of waves around the shores of Sado Island in Japan. "The coast of the Island is about 270 km, and I choose places to photograph based on the information from weather forecasts or news from fishermen."

The result of his patience captures the beauty of never-ending and always-changing turmoil of the ocean. Syoin's talent lies in his ability to capture both the sinister and playful views of the waves.

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