山谷佑介《Into the Light》簽名本
《Into the Light》是日本藝術家山谷佑介以紅外線攝影，在傍晚時分的東京市郊住宅區所拍攝的系列。山谷認為，雖然房子是無機體，卻會因為住進去的人而改變，然而即使透過紅外線攝影能映現出人們不可見的光，我們依然無法窺探那些房子的內在。這種關於「看見」的慾望，使山谷思索著「看」與「被看」的矛盾意識，特別是生活在現代社會的人，一方面擔心被他人觀看，卻又在每天接收大量訊息的同時，不斷膨脹自己想要觀看更多、知道更多的慾望。當山谷在夜裡走進住宅區中，他感受到自己與世界的巨大隔閡，卻又帶有一種奇特的安慰。
山谷佑介，1985年出生於日本新潟，遷居長崎後，遇見了東松照明及許多攝影師，由此開啟了他的影像創作生涯。在那之後，他以獨特而敏銳的視線與一個旁觀者的身份，開始紀錄地下社群的生活。山谷曾出版《Tsugi no yoru e》、《ground》、《RAMA LAMA DING DONG》等攝影書。
Into the Light is a series based on infrared camera photographs of residential areas in suburban Tokyo, taken late in the evening. Despite being inorganic entities, houses change together with their residents and can never be separated from human activities. Even with the use of an infrared camera that responds to invisible rays, we cannot, of course, take a peek into these houses. The desire to have a glimpse of human activities despite its impossibility, made Yusuke Yamatanistrongly aware of “seeing” and “being seen.” We are now living a contradiction where on one hand we fear being seen by others, while on the other, our desire to see and know more keeps escalating as we come into contact with a large amount of information on a daily basis. Entering into the realm of the other from the overwhelming abyss between the self and the other that looms over residential areas late at night, makes him feel, together with the chasm between himself and the world, a peculiar feeling of comfort.
Yusuke Yamatani, born in Nigata in1985. He moved to Nagasaki and met Shomei Tomatsu and other photographers and getting started as an artist. Since then, with his sensitive perspective as one of outsiders, he has been photographing underground communities. He has published many books such as Tsugi no yoru e, ground, and RAMA LAMA DING DONG.
《Into the Light》 | 山谷佑介 | T&M出版 | 2017年7月初版 | 95頁+7折頁 | 精裝 | 26.4×18 cm
Into the Light | by Yusuke Yamatani | T&M | July 2017 | First edition | 95 pages +7 folding pages | Hardcover | 26.4×18 cm