Hokkaido-born and based photographer Eiji Ohashi (b. 1955, Japan) has been photographing Roadside Lights, a typology of vending machines across various cities and landscapes in Japan for years.

Artist Statement on the series 'Roadside Lights':

As dusk approaches, roadside vending machines light up in cities and in the outskirts. These scenes of vending machines, ordinarily standing on the roadside, are particular to Japan. The vending machines downtown or in the wilderness, placed to stand in solitude, are an image of loneliness. They work tirelessly, whether it is day or night. But once their sales drop, they are taken away. If they do not glow and shine, they will stop existing. There might be something human about them.’

Ohashi won awards such as NIKATEN, between 1991-2005 he won these four 5 times, also won 11 times the JPS Award between 1990-2005. In 2016 the Moscow international photo awards. In 2017 he won the Photo-eye Best Books and was in the Top50 Critical Mass. After he won the Higashikawa International Photo Festival Special Photographer Prize in 2018.

 

Photographer Links: 

Eiji Ohashi

Naoya Hatakeyama

 

Education Resources:

Momenta Photographic Workshops

 

Candid Frame Resources

The Candid Frame Newsletter

The Candid Frame Alexa Skill

Lessons from the Street eBook by Ibarionex

Making Photographs: Developing a Personal Visual Workflow

The Candid Frame Flickr Pool

The Candid Frame YouTube Channel

Download the free Candid Frame app for your favorite smart device.

Click here to download for iOS.

Click here to download for Android

Support the work we do at The Candid Frame with contributing to our Patreon effort.  You can do this by visiting patreon.com/thecandidframe or visiting the website and clicking on the Patreon button.

You can also provide a one-time donation via PayPal.

You can follow Ibarionex on Instagram and Twitter.

 

Direct download: Eiji_Ohashi_SMALL.mp3
Category:photography -- posted at: 2:46pm PDT



-->

Syndication

Catagories

Archives

April 2020
S M T W T F S
     
      1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30