2008

Ko Yamada
Specimen of Good-Byes


“Specimen of Good-byes” (Sayonara no Oshibana) is a conceptual presentation of absences of beings. An image of empty space can only represent its emptiness but not the absence of a specific being’s presence. This series was shot on the ground with live flowers where the subject’s gazes are deliberately unfocused.

About the Artist
Yamada graduated from Ohio University, USA with a BFA and a MFA in Photography. He was Vice Secretary General for the International Symposium for Electronic Arts in 2002 and was later an external examiner for Graduation Assessment at the Mara University of Technology. He also taught at Nagoya University of Arts as a lecturer.