FUKUSHIMA : The Irresistible Power of Nature
What I saw was beyond imagination. The scale of the devastation caused by the tsunami and its impact recalled aspects of the effects of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. In the aftermath of the disaster, I instinctively sought to capture a different reality from the facts themselves – a deeper, underlying reality. The silent suffering, that I saw and felt everywhere I went, was that of a hard-hit country bitterly questioning its cruel destiny. In my quest for emblematic images, I recorded the documentary aspects of the tragedy in a quasi-systematic, serial manner. Using GPS data I reconstructed my journey from satellite photos taken at the same time and captured on Google Earth. This way, my preview research became reality.