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Tetsu Iida

Tetsu Iida

Iida was born in Kitasenju, Tokyo in 1948. Since around 1970, he has been recording changes in cityscapes mainly in Tokyo, and also capturing various lifestyles of common people around places such as town factories and public baths. He won the 1987 Photographic Society of Japan Newcomer's Award.

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The Flow of Time—Summer 2011 in Ueda of the Shinshu Region

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MESSAGE

I often walk through old parts of town. I enjoy the sense of being embraced by buildings and signs covered in layers of time, and the air that feels slightly weighed down with dampness. As I continue on such a stroll, I find myself in pockets of space where the flow of time stagnates, or even in places where time seems to have come to a total stop.

At first glance, such places appear quiet and tranquil, but it can also give an impression that there is a whirlpool of time silently and continuously spinning at high speed, much like whirlpools that form by the flow of river rapids. Sometimes I wonder if the reason I am always walking the old streets collecting photos of places that somehow pique my interest is because such places have an imperceptibly elevated electric charge which causes me to pull the trigger on my camera.

Feedback on having used 18-270mm (Model B008)

When I took this lens in hand, my candid impression was that high-power zooms have really come a long way. This lens provides balanced image quality throughout the entire focal length range, close-up photography capability, and quick and quiet autofocusing. I am satisfied with all of these features.

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