I have a hard time determining what's more amazing, the beauty of these images or the fact that photographer, Yu Yamauchi, camped out over 600 days on Mt. Fuju capturing these images? He took these images in same approximate spot, near the summit. It's astonishing how stunning and unique each shot looks.
It's important to note that he did not stay up there for 600 days in a row. Rather, it was over a span of four years, where he spent a few months at a time to accomplish the total number of days. When you can see such a changing view with each sunrise, it's not hard to look forward to the next morning.
The series, DAWN, is currently available for viewing at the Miyako Yoshinaga gallery in New York from now through November 21, 2012.
Yu Yamauchi expresses,
This space, “above-the-clouds,” exists far from the ground where we live our daily lives. It is also a space between the earth and the universe. Being there simply reminds me of the face that we live on the earth which is a planet within an infinite space of the universe.
Changing shapes with every second, the clouds look like a membrane of the earth. When the sun rises behind a cloud-forming horizon, the world pained in only blue before suddenly and completely looking different. I witnessed many times this magical transformation.
You can see the rest of the series here: http://www.yuyamauchi.com/works/yoake/
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