after the flood

by clivevfrance

sepia dark tractor

sepia dark ricefield

sepia dark road sign

Three prints from images shot in April 2011 that show damage inflicted on farmland in the northeastern Tohoku region by the March 11 tsunami. These were taken along the coast north of Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture. Click on images to enlarge.

With a view to a Tokyo exhibition in March to mark the second anniversary of Japan’s 2011 disaster, and having grown increasingly indifferent to “normal” photography, I’ve been experimenting with overexposure in an attempt to create black and white prints that don’t bore me within a few days. These prints were overexposed, diffused, split-filtered, bleached and sepia-toned. Weeks later, and I still like them…

After the Flood