Update in Nov. 2012
First, I'd like to send my sincerest best wishes to those affected by Hurricane Sandy.
I'd also like to share some recent news and images: production photos from... Read more
Dear Trace Supporters,
It has been a while... hope you had a great summer. After a relatively long autumn, winter has finally arrived here in New York. There is a... Read more
Dear Kickstarter Backers,
It's been quite a while since I updated you on the production status of Trace, I'm sorry to have kept you waiting. Setting up an 8x10 enlarger, test... Read more
An article in Mainichi Shimbun / 毎日新聞にてプロジェクト紹介
I want to share an article introducing my "trace" project in Mainichi Shimbun, one of the major newspapers in Japan. The article not only covers my work, it discusses people's... Read more
On February 12th, exactly a month after 16 soil samples were stored with 8×10 B/W sheet films, in a light-tight enclosure individually, I developed the film to find... Read more
Collected soils & set up for exposing films
Earlier last month, the “Trace” crew successfully collected 16 contaminated soil samples and started to expose films with the soil. I'm exposing the film for an exact month, and will... Read more
After the Kickstarter campaign ended, it's been an extremely hectic month preparing for my trip to Japan. Well, finally, I'm going to leave New York next Wednesday.
This first trip... Read more
Dear backers and supporters of Trace,
With your generous support and encouragement, this Kickstarter campaign ended as a huge success! We raised 132% over the goal, this amounts to an... Read more
Dear Trace Supporters,
Because of your support, last Friday we reached the goal of $5000! I cannot thank all of you enough for making a pledge to support this project.... Read more
We are almost there!
I am truly impressed how many of you have pledged on the Trace project.
Reached 40% of the goal, $2000!
As of today, we reached 40% of the goal, $2000! With 3 weeks to go! I'm both honored and energized by your support; the art I will return to you... Read more
an amazing start
Dear "Trace" supporters,
Thanks again for your pledge and spreading the word about the project! As of today, in just 5 days, we reached 30% of the goal, $1500!
And... Read more