Living in Japan and learning of the “Yaoyorozu no Kami”, I began what has since become an evolving, long-term project.
The first series of the project used photographs taken in Enoshima.
With this image, Water Sprites, I wanted to create an ornate, fractal other-worldliness, pulsing with life. Two large entities, consisting of a number of smaller forms which are in themselves a conglomeration of even smaller, nested spirits.
It was constructed in Photoshop from photographs of the rock pools on the southern side of the island.
-- From Wikipedia --
“Yaoyorozu no Kami (八百万の神, Eight Million Gods) are gods belonging to the Shinto religion. Although the term literally means eight million gods, it is best defined as many or myriad gods, as there exist an uncountable number of gods in reality.”
I make photographs, 360-panoramas, composites and collages.