Friday, April 8, 2011
The Art of Kotori Kawashima
To be perfectly honest, I’m not really big on children. Actually, they kind of terrify me. I never really know how to act around them and their logic baffles me, which makes Kotori Kawashima’s photos all the more amazing.
Her work was able to melt the icy layers of my frigid heart, and that is truly impressive (usually only cats and potatoes have that effect on me). The photos she has taken of her daughter, Mirai-Chan, are mind bogglingly adorable.
Her work is stunning in its ability to capture the deep emotional bond between mother and daughter. Kawashima documents candid moments where simple human relationships are on display. It is these moments when photography is at its best, when the frame appears as if it were a direct translation of the photographer’s memory and the viewers can palpably experience the emotions from that moment.
It also doesn’t hurt that her daughter is possibly the cutest little girl in the history of the world.
Have a look at a few of my favorites below and check out her site for more photos.